Chinese publisher OurPalm says it's making a major investment into Unity

Part of a wider strategic reorg?

Chinese publisher OurPalm says it's making a major investment into Unity

While rumours spread around the possible full or partial sale of Unity Technologies, Chinese publisher OurPalm has thrown its hat into the ring.

It's not clear if this part of a new investment round or a speculative approach, but TechNode is reporting that the PC and mobile publisher has announced it's making "big" funding injection into the tools company.

Multi multi-platforms

Floated on the Shenzen stock exchange (SHE:300315), OurPalm has been an active investor in Chinese game companies, picking up developers Playcrab and Dovo and a majority stake in Shang Game in a $600 million splurge during 2013.

The Chinese market is currently undergoing strong competition in terms of engines, with Unity battling with the local incumbent, the Chukong-owned Cocos2d-x.

Recently, Chinese mobile publisher CMGE bought Beijing Super Flash Software to open up its Mobimirage game engine to all developers, too.

There's been no comment from Unity. However according to GamesBeat, the company is currently in wider talks about its future.

[source: TechNode, GamesBeat]

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