More gaming news from Malmö this month. Earlier this week, Tencent Holdings Ltd announced that they had acquired Malmö-based videogame developer Sharkmob, for an undisclosed sum.
“We view the future of online gaming the same way and Tencent being a leading internet and games platform gives Sharkmob the reach and resources to be a part of that future. Support from Tencent’s incredible group of game teams will allow us to fully pursue our passion of bringing great gaming experiences to as many players as possible.”, said Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob.
Sharkmob was founded just two years ago by a tight-knit group of industry veterans, involved in both Tom Clancy’s The Division and the Hitman series. They have since the start grown steadily, just recently reported to 50 employees, at their Malmö office. The studio continues working with its unannounced online game, based on an undisclosed cult classic, as well as several new projects together with Tencent.
“Sharkmob’s creative and passionate team has a proven track record of developing triple-A titles which involves open world setting and various gameplays. We look forward to more exciting innovation for game-lovers by combining Sharkmob’s development capabilities with Tencent’s technologies and expertise.” Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent, said.
The office will continue to be based in Malmö according to sources.