Tencent Stars acquires Majority Stake in developer Clay Entertainment

Tencent has acquired a majority stake in Clay Entertainment, the studio behind games such as Not Starve

And ninja. Kelly Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng was cast The studio’s forums announced the news and to assure its fans that “as part of this agreement, Klee retains full autonomy of creative and operation in all aspects of the studio, including projects, talent, and more.” “As is going to change, Cheng mentions that while there are some “boring accounting changes” that would need to be adjusted, he would still be running the studio as before, “any change in staffing, projects or other tasks Will not done.” “

Cheng continues to discuss why this decision was made and, among other things, how it will help Klee Entertainment do what it does best – “a unique experience that no one else can make.”

Cheng wrote, “It’s been about 15 years to Klee, and we’ve made many changes over the years to change the world.” “Continually, my desire has been to enable people to do their best creative work, to be able to learn and grow, not to worry about finances, and to enjoy their lives outside the studio. It hasn’t changed. This partnership Helps us. Navigate a changing industry, and help us focus on what we do best: creating unique experiences that no one else can. “

Tencent, which has invested in other companies that have produced titles such as Path of Exile, League of Legends, PlayerUnogn’s Battlegrounds, Clash of Clans, Fortnite, and more, helped Klei distribute its games in China in 2016 Of. Together was the first game to launch on Tencent’s WeGame platform.

These previous collaborations helped Clei decide to allow this acquisition, as Cheng feels that it is the only company that will “let us maintain the level of control we demand.”

Klee Entertainment’s newest title, Griftlands, is currently available on PC in Early Access and is also expected to be released later this year on the Nintendo Switch.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst And twitch.

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