The German game studio YAGER y Tencent Holdings Ltd.. has today announced that it is strengthening its strategic cooperation with a new agreement involving a supplementary investment.
Therefore, Tencent will have a majority stake in YAGER, while the German game maker retains its independence. At the same time, it will have greater access to development resources and other types of technology giants, in addition to strategic advice. The company’s current structure and direction remain unchanged.
“Tencent’s new investment will show a great deal of confidence in us and in the enormous potential that comes from the creative twist of ‘The Cycle’, our high-risk PvPvE shooter. For us, majority participation means we have the resources to expand the investigation. and the games under development, “says Timo Ullmann, CEO of YAGER.” With Tencent, we now have a strong partner who will operate globally to support our strategic plans for YAGER. “
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The two companies joined for the first time last year when Tencent acquired a minority stake in YAGER. The German studio, founded in 1999, has developed several successful games, such as a futuristic fighter simulator – aptly named “Yager” – and “Spec Ops: The Line”, a third-person shooter that not only stood out for its attractive judiciary , but also for the moral decisions that players have to make. Currently, the study in Early Access has the competitive mission shooter “The Cycle”. The new version, with extensive changes in jugability, has just entered the alpha testing phase and will soon have more information on this. YAGER is among the 10 largest development studios in Germany with a staff of around 140 employees.