Birthday And Publishing Plans: Quantic Dream Goes Independent

The Quantic Dream French studio is now twenty-three years old, and the team wants to follow PlatinumGames’ footsteps.

„For the first time in 23 years of working with prestigious publishers, we are now in a position to self-publish. This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence, and to address the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms. It will also allow us to help other developers, by providing investment and development support, so that they can fully express their talents. We want to support creators of original projects and help them, in turn, to achieve their vision and offer quality, ground-breaking experiences.

This is more than an evolution—it is a transformation. We are doing this to preserve our freedom and our independence, to continue working on innovative and even more ambitious projects, to address greater challenges, and to create the unexpected. Quantic Dream will never be just another studio. We want to face new horizons, to keep our passion alive, and keep trusting in the idea of making games that are different,” Quantic Dream’s blog post says.

The wording that Quantic Dream used makes it sound like that they want to do more than self-publishing: they might be a publisher for other developers, too, but since it’s not been confirmed yet, we should hold our horses until they do so. Yet, we should also remember what happened in January 2019.

A year ago, NetEase has acquired a minority stake in Quantic Dream „to further the development and distribution of global online games.” It’s another part of the Chinese expansion. Recently, PlatinumGames announced that Tencent, another Chinese tech giant, invested in the Japanese studio. Also, Bungie has received the same treatment by NetEase a while ago. (The same NetEase that Activision Blizzard works with on Diablo: Immortal for iOS and Android – it’s been announced more than a year ago and it’s still in development…)

Best of luck to Quantic Dream – let’s hope we’ll learn soon what David Cage is doing. However, what next-gen platform(s) could get the next game?

Source: Gematsu

Please support our page on Patreon, so we can continue to write you the latest gaming, movie and tech news and reviews as an independent magazine.
Become a Patron!

Spread the love
Avatar photo
Anikó, our news editor and communication manager, is more interested in the business side of the gaming industry. She worked at banks, and she has a vast knowledge of business life. Still, she likes puzzle and story-oriented games, like Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, which is her favourite title. She also played The Sims 3, but after accidentally killing a whole sim family, swore not to play it again. (For our office address, email and phone number check out our IMPRESSUM)

No comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.