Tencent is Acquiring a Majority Stake in Dying Light Developer Techland

Tencent will become a majority shareholder, though Techland retains creative freedom and IP ownership while operating as usual.

Techland of Dying Light fame has announced it’s partnering with China-based tech conglomerate Tencent. The latter will become a majority shareholder, though Techland will retain creative freedom and full ownership of its IPs. CEO Paweł Marchewka also remains in his current role as the studio operates “the way we believe is right. I’m also going to continue serving as the studio’s CEO.”

Marchewka spoke about Techland’s journey over the past three decades and how its upcoming open-world action fantasy action-RPG is “already shaping up to become something truly special.” The team also dreams of “turning Dying Light into the ultimate zombie game experience for players worldwide.”

To accomplish this, Marchewka realized “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.” The partnership will allow Techland to “move full speed ahead with the execution of the vision for our games.

“We have chosen an ally who has already partnered with some of the world’s finest video game companies and helped them reach new heights while respecting their ways of doing things.”

The untitled open-world action-RPG doesn’t have a release date or platforms, and it may be a while before new details emerge. Dying Light 2 Stay Human received an update last month with Good Night, Good Luck, and its second paid DLC is planned to release in 2024.

There’s also a collaboration with The Walking Dead comics in the works. Stay tuned for more details on all these projects, hopefully in the coming months.