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Tencent buys major stake in Vermintide developer Fatshark

Chinese gaming giant picks up 36 percent of the company while founders retain a majority of the ownership.

The Chinese tech giant Tencent has been buying stakes in plenty of big gaming companies including the likes of Epic Games, Activision Blizzard, Riot Games, and Supercell, and now it has been revealed via Swedish financial paper Dagens Industri, that they've invested in Vermintide developer Fatshark.

The article notes that while Tencent gain a 36 percent stake in the company, the founders holding corporation Northplay retains a majority (just over 50 percent). Tencent's stake is valued at 500 million SEK (£44 million/€49 million), with the company valued at around 1.5 billion SEK (£132 million/€146 million). Fatshark has been around for many years, but their recent success is largely down to the two very successful Vermintide titles, with Warhammer: Vermintide 2 launching in 2018 on PC and consoles.

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Fatshark co-founder and CEO Martin Wahlund.

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