Tencent acquires minority stake in DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive

DayZ (Image credit: Bohemia Interactive)

What you need to know

  • Tencent is a Chinese gaming mega-conglomerate that owns a huge amount of developers and properties, and invests in countless more.
  • In recent years, Tencent has continued to accelerate its investments into other companies, with Bohemia Interactive being the latest recipient.
  • Tencent has now acquired a minority stake in Bohemia Interactive, the developer behind established games like Arma, DayZ, and more.
  • The exact amount of the investment is not disclosed, and Bohemia Interactive will continue to operate independently of Tencent.

Tencent is a massive gaming-conglomerate and has invested in numerous companies. Recently, their efforts have accelerated dramatically, after gaining a minority stake in Dontnod Entertainment and a majority stake in Klei Entertainment. The latest company Tencent has invested in is the developer of DayZ and Arma. Announced today, Tencent has acquired a minority stake in Bohemia Interactive.

Bohemia Interactive is an established game developer behind several popular titles. The undisclosed investment sees Bohemia Interactive continue to be independent of Tencent with their existing management team, but the game developer is now working with Tencent to bring their portfolio to Chinese players and game makers.

Bohemia Interactive is most notable recently for their game DayZ, which is now available through Xbox Game Pass for consoles. If you haven't given the game a try yet, there's never been a better time to do so. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to hundreds of high-quality games that you can install and play whenever you want. If you're tight on storage, consider one of the Best External SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to add more space for all the incredible games on Xbox Game Pass.

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