NETEASE GAMES & QUANTIC DREAM: BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
Quantic Dream was founded on May 2, 1997. For 25 years, we operated as an independent developer, and in recent years also as a publisher.
Over this quarter century, we brought together extremely talented individuals who have worked together with passion and ambition – a great many since 10, 15, 20 or more years! – to create unique interactive experiences. We crafted strong and lasting creative and commercial partnerships, each of which helped us grow and become who we are today. We grew our community from family circles to millions of fans worldwide, with whom we now share, at each new release, our hopes and our excitement.
Quantic Dream has always been particularly attached to its creative freedom and independence. This freedom has allowed us to create different games, to develop our proprietary technology, to equip ourselves with an infrastructure dedicated to our needs, and above all to create the games we dreamed of for millions of players.
In order to continue our development and presence in the world, but also to fund other studios and become an international publisher, larger investments are needed for us to keep building our technology and infrastructure, to deliver ever more impressive next-generation games, to expand our team and to develop several projects simultaneously.
We met NetEase about 4 years ago and offered them to join us as a minority shareholder in January 2019. During this time, we have learned a lot about each other. We started working together on small and large projects, we enjoyed working together and discussed a lot about our sector and our vision for the future. We discovered that we share the same desire to create bold, highly qualitative work that makes an impression.
To continue to evolve and dream big, as we embark on “our next 25 years”, we are delighted to announce that we will be joining NeEase Games, which is becoming a 100% shareholder of Quantic Dream. We will retain our independence in terms of our editorial line, the artistic direction of our projects and the management of the studio. Our teams, who are fully involved in this operation and who benefit directly financially, are of course fully preserved and will continue to grow and strengthen.
NetEase Games is committed to supporting the innovation and development of video games worldwide, and it is within this framework that Quantic Dream will continue to grow. We will still operate independently, maintain the ability to create and self-publish our video games on all platforms, and continue to support and publish titles developed by third parties.
Thanks to everyone who has been with us for the past 25 years, whether they discovered us with Omikron: The Nomad Soul or more recently with Detroit: Become Human.
While certain things are changing, our spirit, our team and our dreams are not!
As we have been, are and will remain QUANTIC DREAM.