Tencent, the company behind China’s most popular messaging and social media services and games like Pokmon Unite Y Call of Duty: Mobile, he has bought Turtle Rock Studios, the company responsible for Left 4 Dead (when they were called Valve South), Evolve Y Back 4 Blood. The study continue to have creative independence, retain its team of leaders and developers, and continue to be based in Lake Forest, California.
Tencent has actually acquired Slamfire, Inc., the subsidiary to which the study belongs. The parties involved in the agreement, whose monetary transaction not specified, they ensure that the studio will continue to have creative independence. In addition, they will continue working with Warner Bros. Games, the editor of Back 4 Blood, To trow free and paid content for him shooter cooperative of zombies.
“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” he says in a press release. Steve Goldstein, President and CEO from Turtle Rock Studios. “Tencent’s extraordinary partners, their global reach, your deep knowledge of games and your unprecedented support will help us create the kind of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to preserve our autonomy and independent spirit “.
Another cooperative game in sight?
No new projects are announced in the statement, but Tencent makes it clear that they want Turtle Rock Studios keep creating the kind of cooperative games by which they are known. “We are huge fans of the Turtle Rock games, especially its incredible focus on creating cooperative online games“says Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer at Tencent Games Global.” We can’t wait to see what’s next, and we’re excited to be a part of its future. “
Turtle Rock Studios is one of the many study acquisitions from around the world that Tencent has made throughout this year: Soleil, Valhalla Game Studios, Splash Damage, Sumo Digital and Klei Entertainment have been the most talked about, in addition to the investment in Yager, Bloober Team and Remedy Entertainment.