NetEase Games has acquired French studio and Detroit: Become Human, Beyond two soulsand 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 also leveraging the game. development capabilities of NetEase.
“We are excited to enter an exciting new phase of growth with Quantic Dream, bound by our shared vision, mutual trust and respect,” said NetEase CEO and President William Ding in a press release. “NetEase will continue to deliver on our promise to support Quantic Dream to realize its full potential. By combining Quantic Dream’s wild creativity and exceptional narrative focus with NetEase’s powerful facilities, resources and performance capabilities, we believe there are infinite possibilities that can redefine the interactive entertainment experience we bring to players around the world.”
Quantic Dream founder, CEO and writer-director David Cage added: “Today marks an important milestone for our studio after a quarter of a century of complete independence. NetEase Games values our creative freedom and the drive and passion of our uniquely diverse team. We will now be able to accelerate the vision we share as a group of creating historic titles that touch people on an emotional level.We have highly differentiated games in the works and I truly believe the best is yet to come from Quantic Dream. I am extremely proud that our employees, who have received a significant portion of our capital over the years, will fully benefit from this acquisition, 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 have had the opportunity to work closely together and have seen first hand how like-minded and complementary we are. The acquisition of NetEase Games comes as a natural evolution in this process and creates a unique opportunity to drive the growth of Quantic Dream by empowering our production and publishing teams to excel.”
Quantic Dream is currently in development Star Wars Eclipse for unannounced platforms.