Tencent, the China-based megacorp that is deeply invested in enormous organizations, for example, Riot Games and Epic Games, has gotten a larger part stake in a lot more modest organization. That organization is Canadian game engineer Klei Entertainment.
The news drops via a gathering post from Klei organizer Jamie Cheng. He said that the organization “helps us navigate a changing industry, and helps us focus on what we want to do best: making unique experiences that no one else can.”
Cheng clarified that as a component of the arrangement, “Klei retains full autonomy of creative and operations across all aspects of the studio.”
Tencent and Klei’s relationship returns to 2016, when the aggregate started publishing Klei games in China like Don’t Starve Together and all the more recently, Don’t Stave: Newhome.
In 2020 Tencent confronted some regulatory pressure from the US Government over its responsibility for messaging application WeChat. There was a short second where the public authority appeared to be determined to declaring an “investment ban” on the organization, alongside other Chinese corporations like Alibaba and Baidu.