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Tencent Acquires Majority Stake in Don’t Starve Developer Klei Entertainment – IGN

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Tencent has acquired a majority stake in Klei Leisure, the studio behind such video games as Don’t Starve

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and Mark of the Ninja.Klei Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng took to the the studio’s forums to announce the information and to guarantee its followers that “as a part of this settlement, Klei retains full autonomy of artistic and operations throughout all elements of the studio, together with tasks, expertise, and extra.”As for what is going on to vary, Cheng mentions that whereas there are some “boring accounting adjustments” that can have to be adjusted to, he’ll nonetheless be working the studio as earlier than, with “no adjustments to staffing, tasks, or different operations.”

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Cheng continued to debate why this choice was made and, amongst different issues, the way it will assist Klei Leisure proceed to do what it does finest – “making distinctive experiences that nobody else can.”

“Klei has been round for 15 years, and now we have made many adjustments over time in an effort to reply to a altering world,” Cheng wrote. “Persistently, my want has been to allow individuals to do their finest artistic work, to be taught and develop, to not have to fret about funds, and have the ability to take pleasure in their lives exterior the studio. This has not modified. This partnership helps us navigate a altering business, and helps us concentrate on what we do finest: making distinctive experiences that nobody else can.”

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Tencent, which has invested in different corporations which have produced such titles as Path of Exile, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Conflict of Clans, Fortnite, and extra, helped Klei distribute its video games in China in 2016. Moreover, Do not Starve Collectively was the primary recreation to launch on Tencent’s WeGame platform.

These previous collaborations helped make the choice for Klei to permit this acquisition, as Cheng feels that it’s the solely firm that “would allow us to retain the extent of management that we demand.”

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Klei Leisure’s latest title, Griftlands, is at the moment obtainable on PC in Early Entry and is also expected to be released on Nintendo Switch later this year.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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