NetEase acquires leading French game developer and publisher Quantic Dream

Join Quantic Dream NetEase Games and will continue to bring high-quality AAA video game experiences to gamers around the world.

HANGZHOU, China, August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES, HKEX: 9999), one of from China Leading Internet service providers and online games today announced that their gaming division, NetEase Games, has acquired Quantic Dream SA, one of the world’s leading independent video game developers. Quantum dream, led by david cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, will become the first NetEase Games studio to Europe, which represents an important step in fulfilling NetEase’s vision of supporting game innovation and development around the world. Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently, focusing on creating and publishing its games across all platforms, as well as supporting and publishing third-party developed titles, while leveraging NetEase’s significant game development capabilities. .

Quantic Dream is a multi-award winning studio that was established 25 years ago in Paris France. He is the creator of iconic games like heavy rainBeyond two souls Y Detroit: Become human. The studio announced at The Game Awards 2021 that it is working in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games on the new action-adventure game, star wars eclipse™.

“We are delighted to embark on an exciting new stage of growth with Quantic Dream, united by our shared vision, mutual trust and respect,” said William DingCEO and Director of NetEase, Inc. “NetEase will continue to deliver on our promise to help Quantic Dream realize its full potential. By combining Quantic Dream’s wild creativity and exceptional storytelling approach with NetEase’s powerful facilities, resources and execution capabilities.” , I think there are endless possibilities that could redefine the interactive entertainment experience we bring to gamers around the world.”

“Today marks an important milestone for our studio after a quarter-century of complete independence,” said Quantic Dream Founder, CEO and Writer/Director. david cage. “NetEase Games values ​​our creative freedom and the drive and passion of our unique and diverse team. We will now be able to accelerate the vision we share as a group, to create iconic titles that move people emotionally. We have highly differentiated games in the works.” and I truly believe that the best of Quantic Dream is yet to come. I am particularly proud that our employees, who were offered a significant portion of our capital in recent years, are fully benefiting from this acquisition. It is a testament to our continued commitment to reward all those who have made Quantic Dream the successful studio it is today.”

“NetEase Games first invested in Quantic Dream three years ago,” said Guillaume de Fondaumière, Co-CEO and Publishing Director of Quantic Dream. “During this period, we had the opportunity to work closely together and saw firsthand how similar and complementary we are. The acquisition of NetEase Games comes as a natural evolution in this process and creates a unique opportunity to drive growth for Quantic Dream.” by giving our production and publishing teams all the means necessary to excel.”

Quantic Dream is a market leader in creating games with a strong narrative focus and non-linear stories that reward player choice. The studio, which develops its own proprietary technologies, is also known for its pioneering use of motion capture to bring actors’ performances to life in ways never before seen in video games. NetEase originally acquired a minority stake in Quantic Dream SA in 2019.

About NetEase, Inc.

As a leading internet technology company based in Porcelain, NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX:9999, “NetEase”) provides premium online services focused on content creation. With extensive offerings in its expanding gaming ecosystem, the Company develops and operates some of from China the most popular and longest running PC and mobile games. Powered by industry-leading in-house R&D capabilities in Porcelain And globally, NetEase creates superior gaming experiences, inspires players and passionately delivers value to its thriving community around the world. By fusing gaming with culture and education with technology, NetEase transforms gaming into a meaningful vehicle for building a more entertaining and enlightened world.

Beyond gaming, NetEase’s service offerings include its majority-controlled subsidiaries Youdao (New York Stock Exchange: DAO), from China leading technology-focused smart learning company, and cloud music (HKEX: 9899), from China leading community of online music content, as well as yangxuanNetEase’s private label consumer lifestyle brand.

NetEase’s ESG initiatives are among the best in the global media and entertainment industry, earning it a distinction as one of the global industry movers from S&P and an “A” rating from MSCI. For more information visit:

About NetEase Games

NetEase Games is the online gaming division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), which develops and operates some of the most popular PC and mobile games in markets including Porcelain Y Japan. As one of the world’s largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the world and growing their international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class research and development capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders, including Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a subsidiary of Microsoft), and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in Porcelain. For more information, visit


Quantum sleep is a Paris Y Montrealvideo game studio created in 1997 by david cage. The unique narrative experiences offered by Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™, Detroit: Become Human™, have reached millions of players around the world and have won more than 250 international awards. Quantic Dream is currently working on three new internal projects, including star wars eclipse™, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

As an independent publisher since 2019, Quantic Dream also supports original creators with unique visions, brought to life with the help of Quantic Dream’s expertise, means of production, funding, market access and international players.

Quantum Dream Featured Star Wars Eclipse™ in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games during The Game Awards™ 2021, a new narrative-driven multi-character branching action-adventure AAA game set in the High Republic era of the iconic Star Wars™ galaxy, now in early development.

Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™ ©Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Developed by Quantic Dream. Heavy Rain™ is a registered trademark of Quantic Dream. Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and are used under license. Quantic Dream and the Quantic Dream logo are trademarks of Quantic Dream. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & ™ 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Forward-looking statements

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