Chinese company Tencent may be buying Capcom. Here's a rough Google Translate (pending a better translation):
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Recently, news broke that the Japanese game developer CAPCOM or receive shares of Chinese companies in the form of curves login Chinese market. CAPCOM into substantive negotiations with the company or Tencent (Related: Biography CAPCOM login Chinese market or the domestic game companies to receive shares ). If the stake is true, then this is another entertainment that is a huge mine Tencent mutual investment in recent years in the case of international companies.
Substantial increase in M & A events in recent years, Tencent, Tencent big acquisitions or strategic investments known foreign companies, in order to establish an increasingly large interactive entertainment empire. Following up inventory in recent years under foreign gaming giant Tencent investment.
Tencent generous investment ever, won eleven overseas gaming giant bag
In 2011, foreign investment in Tencent, more than a dozen outside companies, investment funds biggest project is the American game company Riot Games. At the end of 2011, Tencent invested a total of Riot Games company 2.44 billion yuan, and achieved 92.78% equity interest in each other.
2012, Epic Games Tencent get a minority stake in the company, the specific number of shares in doubt. Epic Games was founded 21 years ago, Epic Games to the "war machine" (Gears of War) series and the Unreal Engine (Unreal Engine) is famous for this event Tencent acquired a minority stake in the company since its inception 21 years since the first call for foreign investment.
2013, the well-known game developer Activision Blizzard to spend $ 5.83 billion to buy back a stake in its French parent company Vivendi (Vivendi) holds, the domestic Internet giant Tencent also involved in the transaction, and the only industry the identity of investors through strategic stake, Tencent has about 6% of Activision Blizzard shares.
2014, reportedly famous Japanese game software developer CAPCOM market to further establish itself in China, Tencent shares will be accepted in the form of start cooperation. Holding a variety of brand masterpiece of CAPCOM, Tencent will become the next new year strategic mutual entertainment is an important boost.
Full touch game field, international investment company Tencent List of Cases
You can see from the picture above, Tencent overseas game layout is divided into several levels:
1, the underlying technology
EPIC Games Unreal Engine development team
The most famous include: Blizzard (6% of total shares) and LOL developer Riot (acquisition)
Many developers have invested joint venture in Korea fund Capstone Partners, including:
Reloaded Studios (Representative works: Tencent operators "THE DAY")
Redduck (Representative works: Tencent operation "Battlefield of the King")
Eyedentity Games (Dragon Valley development company, after Shanda acquired wholly-owned)
GH Hope Island (Representative works: TPS game development)
Topping (Representative works: Tencent operators "NX flight Wars")
Studio Hon (Representative works: youyouwang agents operating in "Keeper OL",
Next Play (Representative works: Tencent operators "QQ Wonderland")
U.S. investment in game development studio Vanilla Plain
Singapore game publishing operator Level Up (game publishers in Brazil and the Philippines and one of the major carriers)
U.S. game publisher OutSpark
4, communities, platforms, channels and tools for the European game information website
ZAM Korean instant voice messaging applications KaKao Talk Game found community Raptr
5, the surrounding tools
Video recording mobile gaming company Kamcord
Mobile game characters designed RunWilder
Icons can be seen by Tencent Tencent tentacles extremely broad, not just developers, platform, tools, and even the underlying technologies are involved in the field. Market through overseas acquisitions in the layout, the quest for the cash technology Tencent will continue to expand its Chinese online game developer and operator of market leader advantage.
And just when we thought it wouldn't get any worse for Capcom.