Spec Ops: The Line Developer Got Undisclosed Investment from Tencent


Samriddha Saha


Feb, 12.2020

Spec Ops: The Line Developer Got Undisclosed Investment from Tencent

Yager, the studio behind Spec Ops, will reportedly retain full independence but the cash infusion will allow it to scale up operations!
Tencent has been consistently spreading its wings in the gaming industry and that is not changing in 2020. The Chinese multinational conglomerate has taken another step towards expanding its investments in the gaming industry. They are investing in game studios or all shapes and sizes. Earlier this year Tencent partnered with Platinum Studios to help the studio's self-publishing efforts and also announced plans to acquire Conan Exiles developer Funcom entirely. And now the Berlin-based Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager has reportedly received an undisclosed investment from Tencent; however, the studio will continue being an independent studio.
According to a report by GamesIndustry.Biz, Yager CEO Timo Ulmann said the undisclosed cash infusion will "greatly enhance the scope of our business, not just by getting access to Tencent's network and resources but by tapping the vast industry know-how Tencent possesses."
Yager currently has 110 people working in his Berlin office. The company is currently working on fusing battle royale games with quests. According to them, having a multiplayer fight and trying to complete quests in the game at the same time will make the game more intense. Now that we know what they are working on, it makes sense why Tencent showed interest in the studio. The project Cycle is an attempt to innovate on Battle Royales.