“We would like to announce we have received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings Limited as a basis for partnership. This partnership has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.
We hope to use this capital to strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing. We also hope that this partnership can give us a wider global perspective, while still creating high quality games that stay true to our name.
Thank you as always for your continued support. Please look forward to what we have in store.”
The part regarding self-publishing is interesting. Would the investment allow the company more freedom in their games? Perhaps they would try the mobile market again, after World of Demons seemingly disappeared, which itself was made in partnership with DeNA. It wouldn’t be too fruitful to speculate too deeply about this, so we’ll just have to keep an eye out for further developments in this Platinum Games and Tencent partnership.