Dying Light Studio Techland has announced that Tencent is set to become the majority shareholder of the studio, thus acquiring it in the process.
Paweł Marchewka, the founder of the studio, expressed that they “dream of turning Dying Light into the ultimate zombie game experience for players worldwide, providing you with multiple astonishing adventures and pushing the boundaries of solo and online modes to a totally new level.”
This dream is something that is made possible in partnership with Tencent, which is in the process of becoming Techland’s majority shareholder.
“Can we make these dreams come true? Yes, we can. But what we realized is that the best, boldest dreams can only be achieved while working side-by-side with like-minded friends and strong partners, who share the same vision, passion, and have the willingness to back it up with their knowledge, experience, and capabilities.”
Marchewka added that this partnership with Tencent will allow them to move full speed with the execution of their vision and that Techland will “retain full ownership of our IPs, maintain creative freedom, and continue to operate the way we believe is right.” Marchewka will also remain as the CEO of Techland despite the acquisition.
Dying Light 2 was released back on February 4, 2022.