After just recently announcing its publishing label in “Level Infinite”, Tencent is once again making some serious moves in the gaming scene, and this time, its next acquisition in the form of Turtle Rock Studios, the developers of the recently released Back 4 Blood.
Announced through a post on the Business Wire website, Turtle Rock Studios will retain its independent operations out of California, which will be led by co-founders Phil Robb and Chris Ashton. The acquisition will also not affect the ongoing operations of Back 4 Blood.
“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” said Steve Goldstein, president and general manager of Turtle Rock Studios. “Tencent’s outstanding partners, global reach, deep knowledge of gaming and unprecedented support will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to retain our autonomy and independent spirit.”
“We are huge fans of Turtle Rock’s games, especially their amazing approach to creating co-operative online games,” said Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer of Tencent Games Global. “We can’t wait to see what comes next, and we’re excited to be part of their future.”