SHIFT UP, the Korean company behind PS5 console exclusive Stellar Blade, has been partly acquired by Tencent. The Chinese juggernaut announced a 20 per cent stake in the studio today, and will become the second-largest shareholder in the firm, behind founder Kim Hyung Tae. Tencent already has ties to the team, as it’s the worldwide publisher of the organisation’s smartphone RPG Goddess of Victory: Nikke.
Sony will publish Stellar Blade, formerly known as Project Eve, worldwide – and this deal is unlikely to affect that. The game’s still due out in 2023, and was re-revealed as part of a new trailer during a recent State of Play broadcast.
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