NetEase Games Acquires Quantic Dream

NetEase Games has acquired the French studio and Detroit: Become Human, Beyond two soulsY heavy rain developer Quantic Dream, the company announced.

As the Chinese company’s first studio in Europe, Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently, focusing on creating and publishing games for all platforms, as well as supporting and publishing third-party developed titles, while leveraging NetEase’s game development capabilities.

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

Quantic Dream Founder, CEO and Writer/Director David Cage added: “Today marks an important milestone for our studio after a quarter century of complete independence. NetEase Games values ​​our creative freedom and the drive and passion of our unique and diverse team. Now we will be able to accelerate the vision we share as a group, to create iconic titles that touch people on an emotional level. We have very differentiated games in development and I truly believe that the best is yet to come from Quantic Dream. I am particularly proud that our employees, who have been offered a significant portion of our capital in recent years, fully benefit 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.”

Quantic Dream co-CEO and head of publishing Guillaume de Fondaumiere said: “NetEase Games first invested in Quantic Dream three years ago. During this period, we had the opportunity to work closely together and saw first-hand 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 fuel Quantic Dream’s growth by giving our production and publishing teams all the means necessary to excel.”

Quantic Dream is currently developing star wars eclipse for unannounced platforms.

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