Yager receives strategic investment from TencentSpec Ops: The Line developer retains fulls independence following Tencent dealHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 10th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTencentYAGER DevelopmentSpec Ops: The Line developer Yager has received a strategic investment from gaming monolith Tencent. Tencent has invested an undisclosed sum in the Berlin-based developer, which will retain its full independence. Founded 20 years ago, Yager boasts around 110 staff, and recently moved into self-publishing; the capital from this deal will see Yager strengthen its development and publishing opportunities, including a number of unannounced projects. Yager attracted critical acclaim in 2012 with its subversive military shooter Spec Ops: The Line. However, the game was a commercial flop, and publisher Take-Two said it failed to meet sales expectations. Related JobsSenior VFX Artist YAGER DevelopmentUE4 Technical Animator YAGER DevelopmentSenior Technical Artist YAGER DevelopmentDiscover more jobs in games Since then Yager has remained relatively quiet, shifting away from narrative-focused single-player games into the realm of live service, such as 2017 space combat sim Dreadnaught, and the upcoming shooter The Cycle. “Tencent is not only the world’s leading games company but also a prolific investor with a stellar track record,” said Yager CEO Timo Ulmann. “We’re humbled to join the line-up of Tencent partners which reads like a games industry Who’s Who.”We’re confident that this will greatly enhance the scope of our business, not just by getting access to Tencent’s network and resources but by tapping the vast industry know-how Tencent possesses.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoTencent’s Timi Studios reportedly earned $10bn in 2020The Honor of Kings studio is the world’s biggest developer, Reuters reportedBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.