Chinese giant Tencent is preparing to buy Polish developer Techland, as per announcement made by both companies this Monday (24).
“Tencent is currently in the process of becoming the majority shareholder in Techland,” said Techland founder Pawel Marchewka. “Partnering with Tencent will allow us to move full speed ahead with executing on our games vision. We chose an ally that has partnered with some of the best video game companies in the world and helped them reach new heights while respecting their ways of doing things.”
Marchewka said Techland will continue to own its IP, retain its creative freedom, and work independently. In addition, Marchewka will remain as CEO of the studio.
“We dream of turning Dying Light into the ultimate zombie gaming experience for players around the world, providing you with tons of amazing adventures and pushing the boundaries of solo and online modes to a whole new level. Our open-world action RPG set in a fantasy setting is already shaping up to be something truly special, and the goal here is to ensure it lives up to the expectations of our first new IP in nearly a decade,” continued Marchewka.
“Can we make these dreams come true? Yes we can. But what we realized is that the best and boldest dreams can only be achieved by working side by side with like-minded friends and strong partners, who share the same vision, passion and are willing to support them with their knowledge, experience and capability.”