Tencent wants a piece of Dune action

The transformation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune into an open-world multiplayer survival game has garnered the interest of Chinese giant Tencent Holdings. The firm has offered to pay a 27% premium to purchase Norway’s Funcom, the game’s developer. Tencent, which is already Funcom’s largest shareholder, would pay NOK17 (US$1.89) apiece, the Netherlands-headquartered firm said. […]