NetEase Games has announced the acquisition of Quantic Dream making it NetEase’s first European studio, terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently, going forward the studio will develop games for all platforms. Quantic Dream will also gain access to NetEase’s game development capabilities. Quantic Dream developed Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human for Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is currently working on a Detroit manga adaptation, Star Wars Eclipse as well as two other unannounced titles.
Here’s what David Cage, co-founder of Quantic Dream, had to say:
Today marks an important milestone for our studio after a quarter 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 landmark titles that touch people on an emotional level. We have highly differentiated games in the making and I truly believe that the best is yet to come from Quantic Dream. I am particularly proud that our employees, who were offered a significant share of our capital over the past years, will fully benefit from this acquisition. It is a testimony to our continued commitment to reward all those who have made Quantic Dream the successful studio it is today