Ever since Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media (Bethesda’s parent company) for $7.5 billion, there have been ongoing rumours about who they’ll be adding to the Xbox Game Studios line-up next.
Over the past 24 hours, there’s been speculation the next studio joining Microsoft could be the Dying Light developer Techland.
It seems it’s now been shut down by the Polish company’s community manager via Twitter. In the tweet, it’s even mentioned how the “same rumour” was doing the rounds on the net a year ago (as you might recall) and nothing has changed.
“I’m getting a lot of dm’s about Dying Light acquisition so I’ll answer here: There was the same rumour floating around the internet one year ago and the situation didn’t change – Techland is an independent studio and it was not acquired by another publisher”
These types of rumours have also been fueled by multiple stories that Microsoft has plans for another sizable acquisition – with rumours it has been in talks with at least one major company. A YouTuber even hinted at surprise exclusive.
Techland is currently hard at work on Dying Light 2, which is expected to arrive on Xbox platforms this year. It’s previously worked on games like Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
So this apparently rules out Techland. What are your own thoughts about the above tweet? Which company do you think could be linked to all these rumours? Tell us down below.