Tencent Will Soon Become 'Majority Shareholder' Of Dying Light Developer Techland

As Microsoft continues to try and push through its mammoth Activision Blizzard deal, gaming industry consolidation continues elsewhere. Today, the team behind Dying Light at Techland has announced that Chinese mega-publisher Tencent will soon become its "majority shareholder" - effectively taking control of the company.

In a lengthy statement posted by Techland, the team goes into the reasoning behind this new "partnership" that's forming roughly 18 months after the launch of Dying Light 2, the developer's last game.

"Today I am happy to announce the partnership with Tencent who are in the process of becoming Techland's majority shareholder.

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.

We will retain full ownership of our IPs, maintain creative freedom, and continue to operate the way we believe is right."

That final part is good to hear at least - we hope that Techland has the chance to make the games it wants to make after working on hard on the Dying Light series in recent years. For now we don't know the team's next full game project, but we do know that it plans to support Dying Light 2 for many, many years.

Would you like to see Techland do Dying Light 3 next? Or perhaps a return to 'Call of Juarez'? Let us know!

[source techland.net]