NetEase Has Acquired Heavy Rain Developer Quantic Dream For First European Studio
Chinese internet and online gaming service provider NetEase announced today its acquisition of Quantic Dream. This comes after the company's initial investment into Quantic Dream three years ago. NetEase says that the game developer, known for hit titles such as Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain, will remain operating independently with the full support of NetEase's game development capabilities.
"We are thrilled to embark on an exciting new stage of growth with Quantic Dream, bound by our shared vision, mutual trust and respect," remarked William Ding, CEO and Director of NetEase, Inc. "NetEase will continue to fulfill our promise to support Quantic Dream to realise its full potential." Ding went on to say that the plan is to allow Quantic Dream to continue making the creative and narrative focused games it has already been producing, while taking full advantage of all the additional resources NetEase can provide. He continued by saying, "we believe there are infinite possibilities that could re-define the interactive entertainment experience we provide for players worldwide."
Quantic Dreams is currently working on the narrative action-adventure game, Star Wars Eclipse. The company also announced last week that it was working an ocean exploration game called
NetEase has been attempting to make waves in the AAA gaming market lately, as it also backed Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi's new studio recently, as well as getting behind the newly announced open world epic Where Winds Meet.
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