NetEase announced that it has acquired French game developer Quantic Dream. The partnership between the two may have started several years ago.
Information about the acquisition appeared at the end of March this year, Quantic Dream said in a press release dated August 31, 2022.
“To continue to grow and survive, and fund other studios and become an international publisher, we need to invest more to continue building our technology and infrastructure to deliver deliver more impressive next-generation games, expand our team, and develop multiple projects simultaneously.
We partnered with NetEase 4 years ago and invited NetEase to join as a minority shareholder in January 2019. During this time, the two sides got to know each other more deeply. We started collaborating on large and small projects. The two sides enjoyed working together and had a lot of discussions about the industry and vision for the future. We realize that we share the same desire to create high-quality, bold and impressive works,” said the French game company.
To continue to develop and realize its big dreams, when embarking on the “next 25 years”, Quantic Dream joins NeEase Games, the company will become a 100% shareholder of Quantic Dream.
Quantic Dream still works independently in projects with its own studio management. The groups that participate in this activity and benefit directly financially, are of course fully protected and will continue to grow. NetEase Games is committed to supporting global video game innovation and development, and it is within this framework that Quantic Dream continues to grow, maintain its ability to create and self-publish video games across all platforms. platform, while continuing to support the release of games developed by third parties.
Detroit: Become Human is a featured product of Quantic Dream, released in 2018 and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot follows three Valorie Kara (Curry) who hide from their master to protect a young girl; Connor (Bryan Decart), hunter of sentient robots; and Markus (Jesse Williams), the emancipator from slavery.
Detroit: Become Human is based on Kara technology. To study the installation, the developers visited Detroit, Michigan. Writer and director David Cage worked on the script over two years. An engine was built to complement the game and hundreds of actors were chosen. Philip Sheppard, Nima Fakhrara and John Paesano are composers.
Detroit: Become Human received generally positive reviews from critics, with players praising the setting, visuals, story, main characters, and voice actors. This is Quantic Dream’s most successful game launch with record sales.