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Tecent acquires 36% of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developer

Tencent invests $56 million in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developer Fatshark for future games, now owns 36% stake in Fatshark

By Jak Connor on Jan 10, 2019 01:00 am CST - 1 min, 11 secs reading time

Just yesterday, we heard about the announcement from Fatshark Games regarding the achievement of their title Warhammer: Vermintide 2 reaching 2 million units sold. Today, Fatshark have announced they are $56 million dollars richer, thanks to a hefty investment from Tencent.

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The news comes from the Swedish website DI Digital, and showcases that the investment from Tencent is to booster Fatsharks development capabilities. Fatshark's CEO Martin Wahlund has told GamesIndustry.biz, "We are excited to announce that Tencent has chosen to invest in Fatshark."

Wahlund also made sure that this investment is no way going to sway the studio's vision and that they will continue to remain independent. "Tencent is known for investing in market leading top rated companies. With the investment, Fatshark is in a strong position to continue to grow while staying independent. Our unaltered mission will be to bring high quality games to our fans around the globe." The investment from Tencent comes in at 500m kronor which equates to around $56 million, or a 36% acquisition of Fatshark.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jak Connor

Jaks love for technology and more specifically PC gaming began at 10 years old, it was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on a old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of the typical FPS PC gamer, Jak enjoys the likes of a solid MMO, RPG, or a single-player linear story. More importantly, though, he holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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