NetEase Games has acquired French studio and Detroit: Turn out to be Human, Past: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream, the corporate introduced.

Because the Chinese language firm’s first studio in Europe, Quantic Dream will proceed to function independently, specializing in creating and publishing video games for all platforms, in addition to supporting and publishing third-celebration-developed titles, whereas additionally leveraging NetEase’s recreation improvement capabilities.

“We’re thrilled to embark on an thrilling new stage of development with Quantic Dream, certain by our shared imaginative and prescient, mutual belief and respect,” mentioned NetEase CEO and director William Ding in a press launch. “NetEase will proceed to fulfil our promise to assist Quantic Dream to grasp its full potential. By combining the wild creativity and distinctive narrative focus of Quantic Dream with NetEase’s highly effective services, sources and execution capabilities, we imagine there are infinite potentialities that might re-outline the interactive leisure expertise we offer for gamers worldwide.”

Quantic Dream founder, CEO, and author-director David Cage added, “As we speak marks an vital milestone for our studio after 1 / 4 century of full independence. NetEase Games values our inventive freedom and the drive and fervour of our uniquely various staff. We are going to now be capable of speed up the imaginative and prescient we share as a bunch, of making landmark titles that contact folks on an emotional degree. We now have extremely differentiated video games within the making and I really imagine that one of the best is but to return from Quantic Dream. I’m notably proud that our staff, who had been provided a major share of our capital over the previous years, will totally profit from this acquisition. It’s a testimony to our continued dedication to reward all those that have made Quantic Dream the profitable studio it’s at present.”

Quantic Dream co-CEO and head of publishing Guillaume de Fondaumiere mentioned, “NetEase Games first invested in Quantic Dream three years in the past. Over this era, we had the chance to work intently collectively and noticed first-hand how like-minded and complementary we’re. NetEase Games’ acquisition comes as a pure evolution on this course of and creates a novel alternative to spice up Quantic Dream’s development by giving our manufacturing and publishing groups all the mandatory means to excel.”

Quantic Dream is presently growing Star Wars Eclipse for unannounced platforms.

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