Tencent has acquired 1C Entertainment, Polish publisher very active in the videogame field, specialized in the production of double A titles, as announced in a press release. The deal virtually closed last November, but it has only surfaced now, when Tencent agreed to buy all of the company shares held by 1C, the parent company of 1C entertainment.
Tencent has taken control of 1C Entertainment and all of its subsidiaries. The company name will be changed within six months of the acquisition, removing any reference to 1C. The details on the rebranding will be communicated in due course.
Unfortunately, the extent of the deal has not been revealed, but the parties involved have all expressed their satisfaction and declared that they can’t wait to start collaborating.
Many will know 1C Entertainment for its games, such as the King’s Bounty and Man of War series, to name a couple. Less known, but probably even more attractive to Tencent, is the business of QLOC, a subsidiary of the company that helps in the development of third-party games. For example, he has worked on series such as Devil May Cry, Mortal Kombat and titles such as Dark Souls Remastered, Cyberpunk 2077, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Studios that provide these services are highly sought after by publishers, because they simplify the development processes of video games, often providing specific services for problems that may arise during construction.