China’s Tencent Holdings has purchased Malmö-based game developer Sharkmob for an undisclosed sum.
Founded two years ago by a tight-knit group of industry veterans, Sharkmob has since grown steadily at their iconic Malmö office. The studio will continue developing their unannounced online game as well as several new projects together with Tencent.
“We view the future of online gaming the same way and Tencent being a leading internet and games platform gives Sharkmob the reach and resources to be a part of that future,” says Sharkmob CEO Fredrik Rundqvist. “Support from Tencent’s incredible group of game teams will allow us to fully pursue our passion of bringing great gaming experiences to as many players as possible.”
“Sharkmob’s creative and passionate team has a proven track record of developing AAA titles which involve open world settings and varied gameplay,” says Tencent Senior Vice President Steven Ma. “We look forward to more exciting innovation for game-lovers by combining Sharkmob’s development capabilities with Tencent’s technologies and expertise.”