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Tencent Acquires Swedish Game Developer Sharkmob

by Rainier on May 21, 2019 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT

Tencent Holdings Ltd today acquired 100% of the Swedish game developer Sharkmob AB for an undisclosed sum.

Sharkmob was founded just two years ago by a tight-knit group of industry veterans, and they have since grown steadily at their iconic Malmö office. The studio continues working with its 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. 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.”, said Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob.

“Sharkmob’s creative and passionate team has a proven track record of developing triple-A titles which involves open world settings and various gameplays. We look forward to more exciting innovation for game-lovers by combining Sharkmob’s development capabilities with Tencent’s technologies and expertise.” Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said.

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