Heavy Rain Developer Quantic Dream Acquired By NetEase

French developer-publisher Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Detroit: Become Human) has been acquired by Chinese company NetEase.

NetEase announced the acquisition today (no purchase price has been revealed), which follows its investment in Quantic Dream three years ago. The new owners say that Quantic Dream will “continue to operate independently, focusing on creating and publishing its video games on all platforms.”

Quantic Dream will become NetEase’s first European studio, but it’s been making strides into AAA develop recently, after making its name (and fortune) with mobile games. The Chinese company recently backed Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi’s new studio, saw the creation of new developer Jar of Sparks from Xbox pioneer Jerry Hook, and is behind newly announced open world epic Where Winds Meet.

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