Keen Games announced that they have received a $10 million investment from Hiro Capital and Tencent to publish its spiritual successor to Gate Knight. The unnamed title is an open-world, multiplayer sandbox action RPG “where players can build their own kingdom, explore, fight, and adventure together in a single world.” full of mystery.” It will support cross-platform play between console and PC.
Keen Games revealed that Gate Knight has sold more than 3.5 million copies to date and is “played by millions more.” The studio will use the $10 million investment to self-publish its games in the future.
“We are extremely excited to start a brand new chapter for Keen Games with the development of the next title and the transition to a self-publishing studio.” Jan Joeckel, CEO of Keen Games, said in a press release. “We found in Hiro and Tencent two very strong partners that align with our vision of taking the studio to the next level.”
Cherry Freeman of Hiro Capital added: “We are delighted to be invested in such an outstanding team. “From the first moments of playing their prototype game, we knew they were on the right track to bottle the lightning bolt again and build on the success of Portal Knights, a game that has already been released. Millions of people around the world play and love it.”
For the successor Gate Knight, is slated for release in 2023 and is being built using Keen Games’ new engine that allows developers to create a “large, vibrant, fully interoperable open world and possibly topography”.
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https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/22/portal-knights-sequel-tencent-hiro/ | Portal Knights Sequel Being Funded by Tencent and Hiro Capital