Media conglomerate Tencent is pouring more cash into recreation studios as a part of their unending purchasing spree. Right now the studio behind zombie demask Dying Gentle, Techland, introduced that Tencent will turn into the developer’s majority shareholder.
“Each time I take into consideration the way forward for Techland, I need the very best for our video games, for the crew and for you,” stated Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka in at present’s weblog submit. “And whereas I am very pleased with our achievements as an unbiased studio over all these years, I consider the very best is but to return.”
Marchewka went on to say that “teaming up with Tencent” would permit the crew to “transfer full pace forward” with future plans for the Dying Gentle collection and their in-development fantasy RPG. Marchewka pressured that the studio will retain “full possession” of their mental property and “keep artistic freedom.” Marchewka will even proceed to function CEO of Techland.
Techland was based in 1991, however the studio’s success got here with survival horror Useless Island and its sequel Useless Island: Riptide. After a short stint on the Name Of Juarez video games, the studio returned to their zombie roots with Dying Gentle and final 12 months’s Dying Gentle 2: Keep Human.
Tencent, however, has its fingers inserted into numerous gaming pies. Imogen Beckhelling (RPS at peace) introduced collectively each recreation firm Tencent owned a slice of two years in the past, together with Sumo Digital, Do not Nod Leisure, Epic Video games, Platinum Video games, and extra. The corporate hasn’t slowed down since then, although. Tencent not too long ago acquired the builders of Again 4 Blood and purchased a majority stake within the studio behind Rime.