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Say hello to Orlando Ho

Find out what 2017 has in store for the ambitious 25-year-old.

There are those who crave the limelight, and others who have it thrust upon them, like 25-year-old Orlando Ho (son of Stanley Ho, twin of Laurinda). “I think my sister is more relaxed with the local media, she takes it in her stride,” he confesses. “I’m still getting used to it.”

No more so than when late last year his company, Koo Tech, launched the game Age of Quantum. He set up the company two years ago. “Around the end of 2014, there were a lot of international gaming companies who had set up their offices in the city we were based (Chengdu). I saw an opportunity, with the skill set of the labour force and the quality of the people, to develop a cool, high-tech game. It’s a shooting game in a futuristic setting with robotics.”

It’s not all fun and games in mind for Ho; there is serious ambition. “In 2017, what I would like for our company and my team is that we become one of the top 10 games of the year. We have a big launch coming up mid-year which I’m very excited about.”

And that fear of the media has faded with time, “Well, I haven’t ever done anything wrong in public for them to write about so I’m OK with local media. We have a good relationship. I used to get stressed before; I roll my eyes or laugh it off now!”