Dying Light developer, Techland announced their partnership with Tencent today, who will be the new majority shareholder of the studio.
Tencent has been an ever-growing technological and entertainment conglomerate, from its ownership of Riot Games’ League of Legends to its significant stakeholder status in Epic Games and Fortnite. Today, the Dying Light and Call of Juarez Gunslinger developers, Techland, announced their partnership with Tencent. The statement broke, explaining that Tencent was positioned to have a majority stake in their gaming firm.
The blog post came directly from Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka, who seemed to be happy about the partnership, as he will retain his position as CEO. “I couldn’t be happier about us making this giant step ahead toward the future and sharing this moment with you,” said Marchewka. “Thank you for being with us on this journey, playing our games, and being an endless source of inspiration and positive energy that keeps us moving forward.”
Equally as positive, Techland was said to keep its full ownership of its IPs and its “creative freedom.” Most of the blog highlighted how Marchewka and Techland have seen the biggest breakthroughs in the gaming market with the release of their Dying Light games. He expanded on how they will continue their work on developing Dying Light 3 in light of this new partnership with Tencent.
Marchewka also teased a bit about the progress of their new “open-world action-RPG in a fantasy setting.” He noted how it would be their first new IP in almost a decade, and the resources that Tencent has would only propel their development further.
Techland was founded back in 1991 and has released other major titles like Dead Island. The firm has been known to publish and distribute games as well, such as God’s Trigger and Arise: A Simple Story. While the numbers were not revealed about how much Tencent’s shares are held in Techland, it seems like the two will be thriving in the near future.