Often well informed, Journalist Tom Henderson today reports a rumor that Quantic Dream would have found an acquirer in the person of Netease Games, who had invested in the French studio in January 2019, at the end of his long relationship with Playstation.
Since that date, Quantic Dream has not released a new title and has announced that Star Wars Eclipse, of which he says that the exit will not take place again before many years. Recently, the Detroit Studio: Become Human (6.5 million copies sold) confirmed having three developing projects, but noted that they barely come out of prototyping and pre-production phases. If he says he has increased his number of more than 50% in 2021, the studio would encounter difficulties in recruiting and is currently seeking to strengthen their two production sites in Paris and Montreal.
Today, according to the sources of Tom Henderson, Netease Games would have agreed to acquire 100% of Quantic Dream units, which would therefore protect one of the strongest companies in the video game. In 2021, worn by strong novelties like Naraka: Bladepoint and Harry Potter: The magic emerges, Netease Games has achieved a turnover of 8.8 billion euros, more than any Western third party publisher.
And if 70% of this figure comes from the mobile, Netease Games activates strongly to make a console name and become known to the international public, testify to the acquisition of Grasshopper Manufacture, the creation of Nagoshi Studio, Netease Games Montreal and that of Sakura Studio, any new Japanese studio that is at work on three games.