Chinese language media conglomerate Tencent have purchased Leyou, a reputation which could not imply a lot to you however you’ll know a few of their subsidiaries: Warframe builders Digital Extremes, and Dirty Bomb devs Splash Injury. Each these studios have issued statements saying hey, don’t sweat it, this will probably be high-quality.
“We are going to stay creatively impartial, we anticipate no modifications to Warframe or how our studio operates, and we are going to stay as devoted ever to you, the neighborhood, who has been with us each step of the best way since we launched Warframe,” Digital Extremes stated in their statement.
“Our acquisition will permit Splash Injury to function as an impartial entity inside the Tencent household, whereas we get to leverage their experience to permit us to construct even higher video games as we transfer into our third decade,” Splash Injury stated in theirs.
Leyou began, weirdly, as a part of Chinese language hen meat firm Sumpo Meals Holdings, who have been trying to diversify their enterprise. In 2014 they purchased a majority stake of Digital Extremes then virtually all the remaining in 2016, and acquired Splash Injury in 2016 too. Now Tencent have snapped up Leyou, including them to a steady of studios which incorporates Riot Video games and Funcom, in addition to stakes in Epic Video games, Ubisoft, Frontier Developments, Activision Blizzard, Paradox Interactive, Grinding Gear Video games, and extra.
The consolidation of the games industry continues.
Disclosure: I’ve buddies at Splash Injury. Pal? Possibly simply pal now.