At the helm of the studio since 1991, Paweł Marchewka has seen Techland grow for more than 30 years, from its first headline (Call of Juarez in 2006) to the recent box of Dying Light 2: Stay Human Passing by Dead Island. Today launched in the production of a new open-world fantasy action-RPG, Techland wants to give itself the means to achieve its ambitions without losing control of its projects. As such, Techland entered into a partnership with Tencent, presented as “ a solid partner who shares the same vision and the same passion and who will above all become the majority shareholder of the studio. On paper, Tencent will be able to make important decisions about the future of Techland, but Paweł Marchewka points out that Tencent has already entered the capital of many other studios while respecting their way of doing things. ” We will retain all of our intellectual property rights, creative freedom, and continue to act as we believe. I will also continue to serve as CEO of the studio confirms Paweł Marchewka.
Tencent, the art of being everywhere and nowhere
It would be quicker at this stage to establish a list of studios with which Tencent is not involved rather than the reverse, but let us remember all the same that the Chinese giant, whose growth in China is now turning in slow motion, already owns Riot Games, Supercell, Funcom, Sumo Digital, Klei, Splash Damage, Digital Extremes, Grinding Gear Games, Sharkmob, Soleil, Turtle Rock Studios and Inflexion Games. Tencent is also a shareholder of Epic Games (40%), Fatshark (36%), Dontnod (22%), Bloober Team (22%), Marvelous (20%), Shift Up (20%), FromSoftware (16%), Krafton (13%), Ubisoft (10%), Frontier (9%), Paradox Interactive (5%) and is also a shareholder of PlatinumGames, Remedy, Bad Robot Games, Yager, 10 Chambers, Bohemia Interactive, Playtonic Games, Mini clip or Voodoo, to name only the main ones. This in addition to its own studios, including TiMi Studios (Honor of Kings, Call of Duty Mobile, Pokémon UNITE), Lightspeed Studios (PUBG Mobile), and Team Kaiju. Some of the games in the Tencent ecosystem are now brought together under the Level Infinite label, the first of which showcase is scheduled for August 23.