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 Harm. Each these studios have issued statements saying hey, don’t sweat it, this shall be effective.
“We are going to stay creatively impartial, we count on no adjustments to Warframe or how our studio operates, and we’ll stay as devoted ever to you, the group, who has been with us each step of the way in which since we launched Warframe,” Digital Extremes stated in their statement.
“Our acquisition will enable Splash Harm 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 Harm stated in theirs.
Leyou began, weirdly, as a part of Chinese language hen meat firm Sumpo Meals Holdings, who had been trying to diversify their enterprise. In 2014 they purchased a majority stake of Digital Extremes then nearly all the remaining in 2016, and purchased Splash Harm 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 friends at Splash Harm. Pal? Perhaps simply pal now.