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Tencent Acquires Back 4 Blood Developer Turtle Rock Studios!

Tencent announced their most recent acquisition of Turtle Rock Studios’ parent company Slamfire, Inc, which includes Turtle Rock in the deal.

Per Game Informer, the Left 4 Dead and Evolve developers will remain an independent operation at its current Lake Forest, California office. It was also noted that despite the studio’s most recent release Back 4 Blood, which was published by Warner Bros. Games, the game and its continued development will not be affected.

Steve Goldstein, president, and general manager of Turtle Rock had this to say about the acquisition, “Tencent’s outstanding partners, global reach, deep knowledge of gaming and unprecedented support will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of while allowing us to retain our autonomy and independent spirit.”

Tencent, for the uninitiated, is a massive Chinese holdings company that has investments all over the video game landscape. Here are some other companies you may or may not know that Tencent has a stake in:

  • Riot Games
  • Epic Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Sumo Group
  • Remedy Entertainment
  • Roblox Corporation
  • Bloober Team
  • Funcom
  • Dontnod Entertainment
  • Marvelous
  • Klei Entertainment

There are many more as well. The names that were listed represent anywhere from 100% ownership in the case of Riot Games to a small stake like Tencent’s 5% ownership in Ubisoft. With this newest acquisition of Turtle Rock and Slamfire, Tencent is bolstering its gaming portfolio even further with the veteran development talent.

No sale price was given at the time this story was written, nor were any details of any new games Turtle Rock may be working on past its current responsibilities regarding Back 4 Blood.

Make sure you follow Gamactica Portals to keep up to date with Tencent’s most recent acquisition.


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