Tencent Officially Acquires Developers of Dying Light
Tencent is one of the biggest video game companies in the world, and it has obtained a stake in several major enterprises over the years. The company has now announced that it has acquired Techland, a video game developer and publisher best known for games such as Dying Light and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. The acquisition will allow the company to strive through the partnership.
Pawel Marchewka, in a press release, stated, “Teaming up with Tencent will allow us to move full speed ahead with the execution of the vision for our games. We have chosen an ally who has already partnered with some of the world’s finest video game companies and helped them reach new heights while respecting their ways of doing things.” Furthermore, Marchewka confirmed that the company will maintain full ownership of its intellectual property rights, creative freedom and the way it operates generally.
However, Marchewka noted the following, “Can we make these dreams come true? Yes, we can. But what we realized is that the best, boldest dreams can only be achieved while working side-by-side with like-minded friends and strong partners, who share the same vision, passion, and have the willingness to back it up with their knowledge, experience, and capabilities.” Tencent, who will become the major shareholder in Techland, is no stranger to acquisitions or video game development. Thus, in the past, the company has worked on Honor of Kings, Call of Duty: Mobile, Level Infinite and a host of mobile and AAA games. This acquisition is no surprise.
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