Tencent Made another acquisition in the West, this time acquiring most of the equity Yeager, This German developer took the 2012 Special action: first line of life.
After acquiring a majority stake in Don’t Starve Studio Klei Entertainment and investing a lot of money in GTFO developer 10 Chambers, Tencent acquired a majority stake in Yager.
The Chinese company’s interest in the company is nothing new. In early 2020, Tencent entered the board of directors through a small investment in Yager, eager to profit from the upcoming battle royale game The Cycle, which is expected to become a new interpretation of the battle royale sub-genre.
The initial investment seems to have paid off, so much so that the company now has a majority stake in the German studio.
Yager executive Timo Ullmann disclosed this to gameswirtschaft.de (via Eurogamer). The interview also pointed out that The Cycle is about to be re-released and will stand out from another explosion in the development oven with a new look and feel based on player feedback.
Ullmann said that investment is a good thing; although the development process for other projects is complicated, it allows the studio to ensure that employees are on the payroll. A simple look at the development history of “Dead Island 2” will reveal the problems in this regard.
Elsewhere, Tencent has invested in and owns a growing portfolio of game developers and publishers, including Riot Games, Remedy, Sumo Digital, Epic Games, Blizzard, Supercell, Platinum and Ubisoft.
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