Tencent Scoops Up Gears Tactics And Warfare Devs In Leyou Acquisition

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Chinese media conglomerate Tencent has picked up two more developers after acquiring the Hong Kong-based video game company Leyou: Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Splash Damage, the studio best known for Brink, co-creating Gears 5‘s multiplayer and Gears Tactics with The Coalition, and the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Both Digital Extremes and Splash Damage released statements about the acquisition, saying business at each studio will continue as usual. The studios will remain independent entities within Tencent, letting them leverage the giant’s resources to bolster development efforts.

“One of our core pillars is transparency and so we’d like to let you know what that means: We will remain creatively independent, we expect no changes to Warframe or how our studio operates, and we will remain as dedicated ever to you, the community, who has been with us every step of the way since we launched Warframe,” Digital Extremes said about the acquisition.

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