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Tencent now owns majority stake in Path of Exile studio

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According to the New Zealand Herald, Grinding Gear Games has sold up to 80% of its shares to Chinese mega-gaming corporation Tencent for an "undisclosed amount". According to studio head Chris Wilson, the cash influx will allow the development team expand fro 114 full time employees to 130.

"We're looking to increase our headcount over the next year from 114 full time employees to around 130," Wilson said. "We're planning to do more expansions for our games, in parallel, and of course bolstering the team will be really useful in achieving that."

Wilson also indicated that Grinding Gear has "a lot of cool plans for the future" including more China-specific Path of Exile ideas to "make the game culturally appropriate for the region".

Of course he also mentioned that GGG would "love to" make games alongside Path of Exile in the future.

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