Chinese tech giant NetEase is buying Quantic Dream as its first European game studio

Three and a half years after Chinese tech conglomerate NetEase took a minority stake in (from and glory), it devours the rest of the developer. NetEase didn’t reveal how much it is spending to buy out the studio, which will be the first in Europe.

After formally becoming a subsidiary of NetEase, Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently as a studio and publisher of first- and third-party titles. In addition, it will be able to take advantage of NetEase’s game development capabilities.

The studio has a few projects in the pipeline. It provided the first look at last December , set in the High Republic era of a certain galaxy that is far, far away. Earlier this month, during Gamescom, it announced that it was releasing a game called . Parallel Studio is developing this title using Quantic Dream’s motion capture, animation and voice over know-how.

In 2018, former Quantic Dream employees accused the company of promoting a toxic work environment where sexism, racism and homophobia are present. Later that year, a French court found the company wrongly fired a former employee who had raised allegations of workplace harassment, but that ruling . Quantic Dream, which has refuted claims to publications reporting allegations that it has a “toxic atmosphere” or allows “any kind of discrimination in the studio.”

This acquisition marks the latest in a long, long list of studio acquisitions this year. Among others Sony destiny 2 Developers Bungie and, to help, Savage Game Studio. Along with Tencent, it just acquired a sizable minority stake elden ring Studio FromSoftware.

Elsewhere, the Embracer Group continues their quest to seemingly snag it. And then, of course, there’s Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of Activision Blizzard, namely . With that in mind, NetEase releases Blizzard games in China, including who helped develop it.

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