The studio plans to spend the money on hiring new staff.
A game development studio GFA Games, primarily known for their upcoming post-apocalyptic MMO with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vibes called PIONER, announced that Tencent invested in the company, acquiring a minority stake in the process.
The Russia-based development studio commented that they plan to spend the investment money on expanding its staff by hiring developers, network engineers, animation specialists, and artists for PIONER with an eye toward a 2022 release of the game.
“With Tencent’s resources and industry experience, we expect to be able to power ahead and complete PIONER faster and attract even more talent,” said GFA Games Co-Founder Aleksandr Nikitin. “We’re glad and grateful that our vision of the gaming world and development vector of PIONER aligned so closely with Tencent’s.”