Tencent has announced the acquisition of Turtle Rock Studios, developers of Back 4 Blood. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Turtle Rock Studios will continue to operate in an independent capacity, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton, co-founders of the studio, will retain their leadership positions. The acquisition will not affect Back 4 Blood, which is published by WB Games.

Here’s what Steve Goldstein, general manager of Turtle Rock Studios, had to say about the acquisition:

We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios. Tencent’s outstanding partners, global reach, deep knowledge of gaming, and unprecedented support will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to retain our autonomy and independent spirit.

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