John Friscia

Chinese tech behemoth Tencent has acquired a minority stake in Playtonic Games and its Playtonic Friends publishing arm. Playtonic retains “full creative control” of its IP and will use the funds from the sale to “scale from their current one team structure to multiple teams, with an emphasis on hiring diverse talent from near and afar, improving their HQ, as well as looking to expand in new locations.” It sounds like nothing but good news for both Playtonic and Tencent, who are mutually benefiting. Playtonic Games is known for 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee and its sidescrolling 2.5D pseudo-sequel, Yooka-Laylee and the […]

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