Bohemia Interactive denies acquisition by Tencent

Bohemia Interactive has denied an acquisition by Tencent, a story widely reported yesterday.

Tech website The Information led the charge, reporting that Tencent bought a 70-80% stake in Bohemia, developer of titles including ARMA, DayZ and Vigor, for roughly $260 million USD.

“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,” Bohemia’s CEO, Marek Španěl said in a statement to Stevivor.

“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.”

Španěl joked about the report, adding, “the valuation circulated in the media sounds tempting. Maybe I should think about my retirement plans after all now? Any better offers?”

Vigor is Bohemia’s latest shooter, out now on Xbox One.

This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we could earn a small commission if you click-through and make a purchase. Stevivor is an independent outlet and our journalism is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.

About the author

Steve Wright

Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.