ByteDance’s Gaming Ambitions Reverse

Matt Dion
2 min readDec 10, 2023

Just two years after pouring millions into gaming investments, ByteDance is reversing course and looking to divest. Why the sudden change of strategy? What does this retreat mean for the company’s future in gaming?

Source: CultureSlate

It is both surprising and also entirely par for the course in 2023 that TikTok maker ByteDance is reportedly set to shutter its games division, Nuverse.

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Matt Dion

Always Scheming is the product of Matt Dion, a product manager, writer, and games industry professional.