Since its inception, the home of Quantic Dream was built firmly in the land of Sony, with titles such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and the recent return to form, Detroit: Become Human, all finding success of varying degrees on the Playstation platform. However, this is set to change, with Quantic Dream upping sticks in search of opportunities a new, more specifically, going multi-platform. Chinese internet-technology based company, Netease, has purchased a minority stake in the french video game developer – allowing Quantic Dream to expand their horizons and venture into new corners of the video game market.
“With a strong focus on in-house development, we are constantly looking for partners that complement us in the development and creation of the next generation games,” said Ethan Wang, Vice President of NetEase, “Quantic Dream’s excellence in interactive storytelling and the valuable expertise it has built over the past two decades is exactly what we have been looking for. We are pleased to partner with Quantic Dream and we hope to create incredible game experiences for players all around the globe.”
Important to note, Quantic Dream will continue to operate independently, with the vast experience brought to the table by David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, still firmly in place.This is a great opportunity for Quantic Dream to prove their products have the steel to compete with the big boys of triple A gaming. Time will tell how they fare, although one thing is for sure – more diversity in the video game market is always welcome.