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Chinese tech giant buys Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream

Game developers behind titles like Quantic Dream Detroit: Become Human And heavy rain, was acquired by Chinese technology giant NetEase (via CNBC ). In a blog post, the French game studio announced that it will operate independently despite joining the company.

While Quantic Dream has a few games under its belt over 25 years, it’s currently working on a new one. Star Wars: Eclipse An action-adventure game set in the High Republic Era. The acquisition will help the studio expand its team and “develop multiple projects simultaneously.”

NetEase is a China-based Internet technology company with a growing division dedicated to PC, console and mobile games. It became a minority shareholder in Quantic Dream shortly after its release in 2019. Detroit: Becoming Human. Quantic Dream joins a growing list of game companies acquired by NetEase and marks its first studio based in Europe.

In January, NetEase announced support for a new studio from the creators Yakuza Worked with series and design lead Halo infinity To form the Jar of Sparks. It also acquired Grasshopper Manufacture, a studio owned by Suda51 Lollipop chainsaw And No more heroesAnd also invested in a managing studio the fall Veteran Jeff Gardiner. In China, the company publishes Blizzard titles Diablo Immortal And World of Warcraft.

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