There is no doubt that Software is one of the most respected studios of the last decade. And it is that of the company of Hidetaka Miyazaki masterpieces like Dark SoulsBloodborne, Sekiro or Elden Ring.
Now, as reported Gearoid Reidya columnist for the popular media outlet Bloomberg, Sony and Tencent have acquired 30% of the studio. A maneuver that, truth be told, hardly anyone could predict.
Tencent and Sony are buying part of Elden Ring maker From Software. Tencent unit Sixjoy will become the second-largest shareholder with 16.3%, while Sony Interactive Entertainment will own 14.1% for a combined investment of 36.4b yen. Kadokawa will still be the majority holder pic.twitter.com/T2NY30OBiG
— Gearoid Reidy リーディー・ガロウド (@GeroidReidy) August 31, 2022
The joint investment has been 36.4 billion yen. Despite this exorbitant outlay by both companies, Kadokawa Entertainment continues to be the majority shareholder of From Software.
At the moment, we do not know how this investment will affect the future of the study led by Miyazaki, although we can foresee that it will result in the creation of new IPs. Let’s remember that Sony already participated in the development of Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls.
This is a very interesting move. —we don’t know if positive or not— and that demonstrates the great interest that the video game industry has in From Software. The impressive sales of Elden Ring will undoubtedly have had something to do with it.