Rumors started circulating yesterday after The Information posted a report that Chinese company Tencent acquired 70%-80% of Bohemia Interactive.
In a new blog post posted today, Bohemia Interactive CEO Marek Španěl denied this rumors. Stating:
Dear all, I just wanted to let you know that the information circulated by various major media sources about Bohemia Interactive acquired by Tencent is not true. We were talking to numerous potential partners in the past about possible strategic cooperation and we may do so in the future as well but as of now, we remain an independent studio.
P.S.: I am just an old man working on games for more than 30 years of my life. But the valuation circulated in the media sounds tempting. Maybe I should think about my retirement plans after all now? Any better offers ?? Anyway, I guess in the meantime I should get back to work to help our Team Bohemia to continue work on our existing and future games. And last but not least, I want to thank this amazing community for the support over the years. Without you, Arma, DayZ and Bohemia Interactive could never achieve this major success in the world of games.
Bohemia Interactive are the studio behind DayZ and ARMA.