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Tencent will not buy Dungeon & Dragons

Tencent will not buy Dungeon & Dragons

The rumors that have surfaced in the past few days have reached such proportions that Hasbro and Larian both responded separately to deny the rumors, and the rights remain with Wizards of the Coast.

Rumors spread at the end of January Chinese company Tencent will buy the intellectual property rights to Dungeon & Dragons from Hasbro, which is experiencing financial problems. Larian was to act as an intermediary in the deal, as the Chinese giant is a partial owner of the studio. However, these rumors are not true at all, as both Hasbro and Larian claim.

Swen Finke, CEO of Larian He broke the news on X, because they don't even want to buy the IP, and it's not for sale anyway. Wizards of the Coast is a subsidiary of Hasbro He also responded to the rumoursThey also denied any intention to sell. They maintain a good relationship with Tencent regarding several franchises and other intellectual property rights, but they do not intend to sell one of the most valuable ones, not only to themselves, but also to others.

The basis of the entire rumor was that Hasbro was unable to turn a real profit even after cutting 1,900 employees in 2022, and besides D&D, Monopoly is the only intellectual property that is producing particularly well for the company. Selling may seem logical, but you will lose a long-term source of income.

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