Information was claimed yesterday that Tencent has acquired a significant stake in developer Day Z Bohemia Interactive. But the studio clarified this morning that these stories are not accurate. Bohemia However, CEO Marek Španěl said the company is open to the possibility of partnerships in the future.
For the moment, however, Bohemia is still a fully independent studio.
“I just wanted to let you know that the information disseminated by various important media sources on Bohemia Interactive acquired by Tencent is not true,” reads the statement by Španěl. “We have talked in the past with many potential partners about possible strategic cooperation, and we could do it in the future as well – but for now, we remain an independent studio.”
Although the story is not true, the Bohemian leader said he liked the sound of the appraisal in the false reports. He said it “seemed tempting”. Španěl then joked (maybe?) If someone had a better deal.
“Anyway, I guess in the meantime, I should go back to work to help our Bohemian team keep working on our current and future games,” writes Španěl. “And last but not least, I want to thank this incredible community for their support over the years. Without you, Arma, DayZ and Bohemia Interactive could never achieve this major success in the gaming world. “
Of course, Tencent continues to invest in game companies, so it seems like it’s only a matter of time before this story becomes true.