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Sony has acquired a minority stake in publisher Devolver, making an investment of 5% in the company.

Just earlier today on November 4, indie publisher Devolver went public, and began trading on a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. A matter of hours later, GamesIndustry.biz learned that Sony has made a significant investment in Devolver, ultimately acquiring a minority stake in the U.S.-based publisher.

Fieldfisher, the European law firm that's been advising Devolver on its move to go public, confirmed that it had received a "significant strategy investment from a key industry player." Additionally, Devolver has also seen a slate of investments from institutional investors in the U.S.

In all, as GamesIndustry.biz reports, Devolver has been valued at around $950 million since it first started trading on the London Stock Exchange earlier this morning at 8 a.m. It should be noted that aside from Sony's investment, Chinese giant NetEase has retained an investment in Devolver, providing $211 million in cash placing for management and existing investors.

It's a pretty exciting time for Devolver, as the company expands in a big way. As for the immediate future of the publisher, Shadow Warrior 3 will be launching next year in 2022 after being delayed out of releasing later this year, as will Weird West, the brand new action game from Arkane studio co-founder Raphael Colantonio. Both games will be launching across PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One when they eventually arrive.

For a deeper dive into the latter of the two titles, head over to our extensive Weird West preview for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.