It certainly has been an interesting past 12 month’s for French developers Quantic Dreams. The studio released its fastest selling title in their library, as Detroit: Become Human was a success both critically and financially. However, for most of last year, the studio was embroiled in a lawsuit in regards to toxic studio culture. They lost that lawsuit, which left many people wondering what the future for Quantic Dream may hold. Today, we found out just some of their plans. As per gamesindustry.biz, NetEase the massive Chinese gaming firm will be purchasing a minority stake in Quantic Dream. You may remember NetEase from their $100 million investment in Bungie last year, prior to Bungie’s split from Activision. The most important aspect to note is even with NetEase’s investment in Quantic Dreams will continue to operate independently under its current leadership. At this time there is no public knowledge on how much was invested by NetEase.
One other important aspect of this deal is that it appears that Quantic Dream will be going multiplatform after previously only producing games on the PlayStation platform. Co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere had this to say in regards to Quantic Dream’s expanding their audience outside just the PlayStation audience.
“We will continue to work on PlayStation, which is a platform we love and that we know very well. but we will also consider other platforms as we want to make our creations accessible to as many gamers as possible worldwide, regardless of the platform.”
This is an interesting move by Quantic Dream, and we wish them all the best as they try to expand and grow their audience.
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