Tencent buys the Studio Inflexion Games (Nightingale)
After having encountered difficulties in imposing its spatialos technology, unlikely renounces its project to form a family of development studios. A turn that translates today by the sale of its Studio Inflexion Games to Tencent.
Apparently too busy chasing after the metares, improbable has yielded the Studio Inflexion Games to Tencent for an indefinite amount. If this studio is based in the Canadian Cold by Edmonton, it is because it was founded by Aaryn Flynn, who worked at BioWare for no less than 17 years and even led the studio for 2 years until His departure in 2017. “_ The sales operation supports the improbable strategy, unveiled earlier this year, which aims to accelerate metapactic activities and to refocus the company’s content strategy”, explains the release.
And here’s how Tencent Games has seized the opportunity to count an extra studio in his network, a studio who last December revealed his first game, Nightingale. Announced on PC, this game of survival and construction taking place in a world of fantasy will join the Range Infinite Level, the Tencent Tote Label.
“It is a privilege to work with the Tencent family. The solid knowledge and great expertise of the Tencent’s global teams and their desire to preserve the independence and creative spirit of our team represent an invaluable collaboration opportunity. We We can not wait to work together on the launch of Nightingale’s early access that will arrive later in the year “, commented Aaryn Flynn, whose studio has more than 100 employees.
Note that unlikely looking for a buyer for his other development studio, Midwinter Entertainment. Based in Seattle and founded by Josh Holmes, former producer and creative director of the Halo Franchise, this studio launched the early access of his GST Scavengers last spring on Steam, but this Free-to-Play is far from having raised crowds.
Already the owner of Riot Games, Supercell, Funcom, Sumo Digital, Klei, Splash Damage, Digital Extremes, Grinding Gear Games, Sharkmob, Yager, Sun, Turtle Rock Studios and now Inflexion Games, Tencent is also present at the capital of Epic Games ( 40%), Fatshark (36%), Larian Studios (30%), NDTA (22%), Bloober Team (22%), Marvelous (20%), Krafton (16%), Frontier (9%), Paradox Interactive (8%), Ubisoft (5%), Platinumgames (not communicated), Remedy (not communicated), Bad Robot Games (not communicated), 10 Chambers (not communicated), Interactive Bohemia (not communicated), Playtonic Games (not communicated ) or Voodoo (not communicated) to cite only the main ones. In addition to its own studios, including Timi Studios (Honor of Kings, Call of Duty Mobile, Pokémon Unite), Lightspeed & Quantum Studios (PUBG Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile) and Team Kaiju.