Report: Tencent has bought a stake in Bohemia Interactive

Report: Tencent has bought a stake in Bohemia Interactive

Chinese tech and entertainment Tencent has apparently bought a large stake in DayZ studio Bohemia Interactive.

As reported by The Information, Tencent paid $260m for 70-to-80 per cent of the games developer. The deal is yet to be confirmed, so watch this space.

The Czech company is best known for DayZ and the Arma series of military simulators.

This is the latest in a long line of purchases that Tencent has made in the games space. At the end of May, the firm bought a 20 per cent slice of Japanese games firm Marvelous, following the Chinese company taking control of the System Shock franchise from Otherside Entertainment.

In February, Tencent invested in Spec Ops and The Cycle studio Yager, while the month prior it put invested in Japanese games maker Platinum and put in an offer to buy Norwegian studio Funcom. The offer was accepted in March March of this year.

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