After having already invested its financial resources in the development studio in February last year , Tencent has decided to focus even more decisively on Yager Developement by becoming the majority shareholder of the software house known for having created the cult shooter Spec Ops: The Line .
The news was announced by Timo Ullmann, leader of the German development house, and spread by the GamesWirtschaft website and by the well-known analyst of Niko Partners, Daniel Ahmad. Tencent’s investment is primarily aimed at supporting the evolution of The Cycle , which developers will continue to work on based on the feedback received from the community in the Early Access phase. The game currently reports a launch window set for Q3 of 2021 on its Steam page, but there is no further information regarding its final version debut.
Ullman also specified that Tencent’s financial support will be useful to continue the development of a project not yet publicly announced , and which was briefly discussed last year. The stock is taking longer than expected and the cash flow guaranteed by the Chinese holding will allow Yager employees to enjoy greater financial stability while waiting to complete the work.