Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic plots new studios following major Tencent investment

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

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Global games giant Tencent has bought a minority stake in UK developer and publisher Playtonic.

The sizeable investment will allow the studio to more than double its headcount, expand to three development teams and create more games, one of which will be a sequel to the 2017 3D platform game: Yooka-Laylee.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, managing director Gavin Price said that the firm may open offices in new areas, move to a new HQ, and is even eyeing potential acquisitions in an effort to increase the company headcount from 40 to 90 over the next two years.

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