RUMOR: Chinese Company May Be Buying Capcom

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (60991 posts) -

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

2, developers

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

3, distributors

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.

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#2 Edited by Vatusus (5121 posts) -

If they pump money to it so that they make good games then I say, let'em have it

#3 Posted by iloveatlus (409 posts) -

Chinese pretty much can buy the gaming industry if they wanted to.

#4 Edited by clyde46 (47465 posts) -

How long before China buys everything...

#5 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

Good. Maybe Capcom will stop milking gamers when they are bought out.

#6 Posted by Gue1 (11241 posts) -

2CH would explode if this happens. There's lots of bad blood between the Chinese and the Japanese, the comments from the nationalists and racists would be the most hilarious ever.

#7 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2462 posts) -

Chinese is scum and will destroy capcom making company full mobile.

#9 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10420 posts) -

I wouldnt even care if they bought up Capcom, i dont think i've ever own a Capcom game in the last 10 years.

#10 Edited by Cloud_imperium (5828 posts) -

Better than being dependent on M$ .

#11 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9748 posts) -

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

#12 Posted by charizard1605 (60991 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

#13 Posted by tyloss (846 posts) -

@Demonjoe93: only applies to western

#14 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9748 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

Hmm, so that means this could actually be happening. How is Capcom even doing financially?

#15 Posted by charizard1605 (60991 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

Hmm, so that means this could actually be happening. How is Capcom even doing financially?

It just cut its forecast for profits by over 50%.

#16 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9748 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

Hmm, so that means this could actually be happening. How is Capcom even doing financially?

It just cut its forecast for profits by over 50%.

Well, I guess it's not all that surprising, seeing as how no one seems to like them anymore. I just figured there were still people buying their games like Resident Evil.

#17 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22187 posts) -

none of the japnese gaming sites are reporting it so its either fake, or capcom really want this to be lowkey(i assume the former). but oh boy, things would even look more grim if they got bought by a chinese or korean companies.

#18 Posted by KBFloYd (14633 posts) -

is this another joke thread?

i dont even know anymore :(

#19 Posted by kuu2 (7909 posts) -

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

#20 Edited by LJS9502_basic (152304 posts) -

Rumors now really?

#21 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9748 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

is this another joke thread?

i dont even know anymore :(

No, this is one is serious. It actually leads to a NEOGaf thread.

#22 Posted by AM-Gamer (5156 posts) -

This would be a nightmare, get ready for SF and RE exclusively for mobile.

#23 Posted by nini200 (10405 posts) -

Well I have no problem with this seeing as how Tencent did a collab with a few of SNK's characters in Xuan Dou Zhi Wang a game from which they took alot of inspiration from SNK so I say good.

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#24 Edited by Boddicker (3055 posts) -

Just let Capcom die along with all their horrible (but once great) franchises.

They passed the point of redemption a long time ago.

#25 Posted by Basinboy (11385 posts) -

Anything that might possibly slap some sense into Capcom is something I support.

#26 Edited by BattleSpectre (6850 posts) -

Anime, and overly large boobs here we come.

#27 Posted by foxhound_fox (90584 posts) -

There isn't much of the "old guard" left at Capcom to make me care about this news in the slightest.

#28 Posted by Twizded (144 posts) -

Capcom needs to be shaken up.

#29 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

Either Sony or Nintendo has to jump on this.

Resident Evil, Megaman and Street Fighter would be massive for Nintendo. Those franchises have always sold well for them, and would give them so many franchises with more core appeal

#30 Edited by SolidTy (45767 posts) -

Capcom used to be my favorite company ever once upon a time...but they let so many amazing developers go and farm out there IPs to western devs, so I'm not really that sad as I would have been 8 years ago.

As far as those IPs go though, it would be nice if a company I respect to deliver games got the Capcom IPs instead of some unknown, but it's just a rumor.

#31 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

I'm not so sure about Capcom getting money from this deal. Especially the employees.

Kind of skeptical about this rumored purchase.

#32 Posted by inb4uall (6366 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

#33 Edited by TwistedShade (3138 posts) -

I don't want to sound like one of those hipster older fan. But Tencent ruined Riot Games, and they would have been better off alone.

#34 Posted by lamprey263 (25398 posts) -

They can buy out the company assets and the studios, but they can't buy out the employees. I wonder if this happened would the staff stick around or would they flee to create their own studios.

#35 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14360 posts) -

Capcom completely sold out. This is what they get.

#36 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

@lamprey263:

Well if you know how the company treats them I imagine they'd just leave and find some other place. I can't imagine the employees not getting a decrease in bonuses and wage if the company were to buy capcom.

#37 Edited by zeeshanhaider (2859 posts) -

@Mr-Kutaragi said:

Chinese is scum and will destroy capcom making company full mobile.

As if Japanese aren't going mobile at all?

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

Well, then pretty damn sure they will not allow China as well. They have much beef with each other. See Mr. Kutaragi comment above. By the way, isn't Tencent the same company that owns more than 50% of Epic and Vivendi?

#40 Posted by MJPK (3361 posts) -

@zeeshanhaider:

@zeeshanhaider said:

@Mr-Kutaragi said:

Chinese is scum and will destroy capcom making company full mobile.

As if Japanese aren't going mobile at all?

@charizard1605 said:

@Demonjoe93 said:

Wait, I thought Japan barred foreign entities from buying the majority of their corporations? I've heard that's a law there.

I think the wording specifies western corporations only.

Well, then pretty damn sure they will not allow China as well. They have much beef with each other. See Mr. Kutaragi comment above. By the way, isn't Tencent the same company that owns more than 50% of Epic and Vivendi?

Tencent owns Riot games(League of Legends) and a minority share of Epic, not sure about Vivendi though.

#41 Posted by TigerSuperman (3448 posts) -

@iloveatlus said:

Chinese pretty much can buy the gaming industry if they wanted to.

Lol

#42 Edited by thedoafan (7 posts) -

#43 Posted by Omega-316 (936 posts) -

F no!!! Hold your ground Japan. DO NOT SELL OUT TO THOSE DOG EATERS!!!

#44 Posted by mario-galaxys (574 posts) -

What is with the anti-Chinese rhetoric here? Keep it out of System Wars!

#45 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (6136 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

America = The world.

Am I right?

#46 Posted by inb4uall (6366 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

America = The world.

Am I right?

Seeing that mindset in other americans makes me ashamed of my nationality.

#47 Posted by Nanomage (2335 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

Software wise they are,and those two of the big three as far as home consoles are concerned,one is already a massive flop(WiiU) and the other is almost completely western oriented games wise(PS4),and lets not forget that it only launched in Japan months after Europe,North America,and other regions.

#48 Edited by inb4uall (6366 posts) -

@Nanomage said:

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

Software wise they are,and those two of the big three as far as home consoles are concerned,one is already a massive flop(WiiU) and the other is almost completely western oriented games wise(PS4),and lets not forget that it only launched in Japan months after Europe,North America,and other regions.

I believe you are forgetting the 3DS. Nintendo and Sony are incredibly relevant. If you think Japan is not relevant to gaming you are an idiot.

#49 Posted by Nanomage (2335 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@Nanomage said:

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

Software wise they are,and those two of the big three as far as home consoles are concerned,one is already a massive flop(WiiU) and the other is almost completely western oriented games wise(PS4),and lets not forget that it only launched in Japan months after Europe,North America,and other regions.

I believe you are forgetting the 3DS. Nintendo and Sony are incredibly relevant. If you think Japan is not relevant to gaming you are an idiot.

I specifically said home consoles,the market most people care about when talking those companies and the most important for "gamers",I know handhelds are still relevant for now though it seems that market is changing dramatically,especially in Japan. Japanese developers though,they are far less relevant than the west,software wise,and that gap will keep increasing.

I never said they were not relevant,they´re just far less relevant than western developers.

#50 Posted by topgunmv (10339 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@Nanomage said:

@inb4uall said:

@kuu2 said:

Japan becoming less and less relevant.

the **** are you talking about? 2/3rds of the big three are in japan. lelelelelel

Software wise they are,and those two of the big three as far as home consoles are concerned,one is already a massive flop(WiiU) and the other is almost completely western oriented games wise(PS4),and lets not forget that it only launched in Japan months after Europe,North America,and other regions.

I believe you are forgetting the 3DS. Nintendo and Sony are incredibly relevant. If you think Japan is not relevant to gaming you are an idiot.

Pretty obvious they were talking about console games.