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Tencent reportedly takes over two ByteDance games teams

The companies have allegedly merged to form a new Shenzhen-based studio

Tencent has reportedly taken over two ByteDance games teams, and has consolidated them into a new company.

As reported by Reuters, the studios that have allegedly been required are a Shenzhen-based firm working on an action game, and another in East China working on an anime title.

These teams have reportedly been merged into a studio called Salusoi, which is wholly-owned by a Tencent investor.

Both Tencent and ByteDance declined comment to Retuers.

This news comes after ByteDance confirmed that it was in talks to sell its video games operations, with Tencent reportedly in talks as a potential buyer.

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Sophie McEvoy: Sophie McEvoy is a Staff Writer at She is based in Hampshire and has been a gaming & entertainment journalist since 2018.
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