November 10 evening news, Tencent today released the third quarter of 2021 financial results. According to the results, Tencent's revenue in the third quarter was 142.368 billion yuan, compared with the market estimate of 145.41 billion yuan, up 13% year on year. Net profit for the third quarter was Rmb39.5bn, up 3% from a year earlier, compared with a market estimate of Rmb32.6bn.
On the third quarter 2021 earnings call this evening, Tencent executives responded to analysts on the layout and impact of Metauniverse, saying: "Metauniverse includes multiple development channels. We pursue software-driven development, such as creating more interactive games and building diversified gaming platforms by adding IP." Tencent will increase its investment in vr product research and development in the game sector during the 2022-2023 fiscal year to provide products with higher participation and better user experience. Building on its gaming and social media roots, Tencent will explore and develop the metasomes like building blocks with a host of technologies and capabilities. Tencent executives said the interaction between virtual reality and the real world is important, and the meta-universe is a good entry point that will add value to existing social networks, which Tencent also sees as an engine of growth for the industry.