Tencent, one of many largest video game distributors on the earth, has acquired a majority shareholding in developer Tequila Works.
Tequila Works is finest identified for creating journey puzzle game Rime whereas Tencent is a Chinese multinational that grew to become the primary Asian know-how firm to be valued at over £383billion ($500billion). They have stakes in a number of game publishers reminiscent of Riot, Supercell, and Epic Games.
In a statement, Tequila Works CEO Raul Rubio stated: “For 12 years, the teams at Tequila Works have passionately crafted high-quality titles that radiated our personal sensibilities. But there’s a limit to how much you can grow by yourself.”
“They’re a partner that can appreciate the value of top creative talent with originality as their banner. One that respects our independence and creative freedom. This partnership will allow us to focus on taking the original IPs we are known for to greater heights and create the best experiences we can dream of,” he continued.
Tencent has acquired a majority stake in Spanish game studio Tequila Works, the developer of RIME & Song of Nunu.
Tencent invested in or acquired over 100 game associated firms in 2021. A greater than 3x improve over 2020.
It’s already invested in one other 10+ this yr up to now. https://t.co/TsFIBe9BOV
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Tequila Works Chairwoman Luz Sancho added: “We are delighted to ally with a partner that allows us to make Tequila Works a stronger studio with access to all the resources required to produce titles of the highest quality, all made with the care and passion our beloved fans know us for as well as the opportunity of bringing these projects to a wider audience.”
Speaking concerning the acquisition, Pete Smith, VP Partnerships for Tencent Games Global stated: “Tequila Works’ creativity and attention to detail has resulted in titles that have delighted audiences around the world. We look forward to working alongside the team and building on these foundations to deliver on its exciting ambitions for future games.”
Tequila Works is creating Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story for Riot Games, with the steam page saying the title is anticipated in 2022.
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