NetEase, which has already invested in Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain), could acquire 100% of the French studio. David Cage and his teams have several projects including Star Wars Eclipse.
According to one new rumor of the very well-informed Tom Henderson, Quantic Dream would have been taken over by NetEase Games. However, the Chinese giant, which invested in David Cage’s studio back in 2019, has a minority stake.
On offer since 2018?
According to Mr. Henderson’s sources, NetEase Games would have acquired 100% of Quantic Dream and the announcement could come this summer. Unfortunately, we obviously won’t learn more about the reason that prompted the two companies to take a step forward in their relationship.
But interestingly, the article states that the company of David Cage has reportedly been knocked on multiple doors since 2018. Date on which the contract between the French studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment, who co-developed Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human, ended.
Quantic Dream acquired thanks to Star Wars Eclipse?
Apparently, the studio had to endure several cancellations before finding refuge with NetEase Games. Why ? Presumably because of the allegations that weighed on Quantic Dream, which could also explain Sony’s isolation.
In a previous investigation, Tom Henderson also reported that the studio had had major recruitment difficulties as a result of these cases, and that the Star Wars Eclipse reveal was designed precisely to attract talent as well as potential buyers. , even if the game had been postponed to 2027. Corridor noise denied by Quantic Dream. The studio justified it by saying that a title without a release date could not be postponed and that the workforce had been increased by 50%.
In February 2021, David Cage opened a new studio in Montreal and launched several projects that have not been announced to date. With the exception of Star Wars Eclipse of course.