Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS
News video games 01 September 2022, 14:36

author: Sonia Selerska

Detroit: Become Human Devs Acquire by NetEase

Quantic Dream has been purchased by a Chinese game industry giant NetEase. David Cage promises that this will not affect their creative freedom and will benefit the players.

Chinese company NetEase, after a three-year partnership with the French studio, has purchased Quantic Dream. It is through the eastern giant that the developers responsible for Detroit: Become Human or Heavy Rain have given up on releasing titles exclusively on Sony consoles.

In 2019 NetEase acquired a minority stake in the studio - this was enough to open the devs up to the Chinese market, and ultimately contributed to the full takeover that is just taking place. The amount of the transaction has not been made public.

Detroit: Become Human Devs Acquire by NetEase - picture #1

According to the studio's official statement, Quantic Dream will still "operate independently, while leveraging NetEase's significant game development potential." The brand, which was created and developed by David Cage, is expected to remain intact, and the acquisition itself is expected to reflect positively on gamers.

"NetEase values our creative freedom and the passion of our uniquely diverse team. We will now be able to bring to life the vision of creating everlasting, emotionally moving titles that we share as a group. We are in the midst of creating very diverse games and I believe the best is yet to come."

If you are wondering who the new owners of this unique studio are, in 2022 NetEase became famous primarily for being the Chinese publisher of Diablo Immortal and the upcoming Where The Winds Meet

In light of the Chinese giant's takeover of the studio, one wonders about the future of Cage's pledge towards equality and inclusion of people from the LGBT community, which does not coincide with the policies adopted by the People's Republic of China .

Quantic Dream is currently working on Eclipse, an interactive adventure game set in the Star Wars universe, and has announced the publication of Under the Waves, a narrative title set in the deep sea, developed by Parallel Studio.

See/Add Comments