Tencent gains majority stake in Road of Exile


Chinese gaming and social media giant Tencent gained a majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, publisher of Road of Exile.

Chinese gaming and social media giant Tencent gained a majority stake in Grinding Gear Games, publisher of Road of Exile. Grinding Gear Games stated in a post that it will remain an independent company and that its operations will not undergo major changes.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that since 2013, Tencent has purchased shares in 277 start-up companies. Willson added: “In the past five years, we have contacted many potential acquirers, but always feel that they don’t understand Path of Exile, or they have other agendas, such as getting users to register for their services). Tencent’s agenda is Explicitly provided resources for Road of Exile to make it perfect.

Grinding Gear Games is headquartered in New Zealand and has a history of 11 years. The founders are Wilson, Jonathan Rogers, and Arik Olofsson. The company will report its financial status to Tencent, but the new owner will “have a minimal impact on our philosophy and operations.” Acquisition for. The impact of POE Currency is also tiny, players can continue to buy.

Wilson also stated, “We talked to the CEOs of other companies invested by Tencent and were assured that Tencent never tried to interfere in the design or operation of games outside of China. We keep full control over the path of exile and will only make the changes that we think are most suitable for the game.”

They assure players that Road of Exile will not become a “pay to win” game because of changes in monetization. The Chinese version will not take precedence over the international version. But sometimes, Tencent will ask them to try some features in the Chinese version that Grinding Gear Games does not plan to launch in the international version. So players So players can still Buy POE Orbs.