Bloomberg: Chinese company Tencent will soon announce the purchase of a Japanese studio

China corporation Tencent is close to buying one of the Japanese studios, informs the publication Bloomberg… The deal is expected to be finalized shortly. What kind of team we are talking about has not yet been specified.

Previously, Tencent became the largest shareholder of the Japanese publishing house Marvelous, and also invested in the studio PlatinumGamesknown for creating Bayonetta, NieR: Automata, Astral chain and Metal gear rising

Project G.G. is one of several PlatinumGames announced by the studio after receiving an investment from Tencent.

Tencent and another Chinese company, NetEase, want to increase their influence in the international arena and directly in the segment of AAA games for next-generation consoles and PCs, the sources say. To do this, they open and buy studios outside of China.

Yesterday it was reported that NetEase is close to recruiting Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, who has worked at Sega for over 30 years.… Prior to that, she opened a new studio in Japan to create AAA games for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S

Japanese developers NetEase and Tencent are considered some of their most valuable assets. The giants are also interested in the anime and manga industries.

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