Tencent set to acquire Techland


Chinese publisher Tencent is in the process of acquiring Polish publisher and developer Techland, both companies announced.

The new acquisition will see Tecent get majority stake in Techland, though the Polish company will retain full ownership of their intellectual properties, as well as maintain creative freedom on their projects. Techland founder and CEO Paweł Marchewka will remain CEO after the acquisition.

“Tencent is in the process of becoming Techland’s majority shareholder,” Marchewka said in a press release. “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.”

He added, “We dream of turning Dying Light into the ultimate zombie game experience for players worldwide, providing you with multiple astonishing adventures and pushing the boundaries of solo and online modes to a totally new level. Our open world action-RPG in a fantasy setting is already shaping up to become something truly special, and the goal here is to make sure it will live up to the expectations for our first new IP in almost a decade.

“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.”



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