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Guillaume de Fondaumière (Quantic): David Cage and I have been thinking about where we wanted to go next with the company for quite some time. We had the feeling that the landscape was going to evolve significantly in the coming years – with new platforms, new business models, new ways of playing and new businesses driving change in the industry. All of these evolutions will definitely have their own challenges, but also offer amazing opportunities.

Simon Zhu (NetEase): A company of our size and stature doesn’t make investments lightly, and we have of course taken great care in analyzing all aspects of Quantic Dream, in particular the studio culture. This is very important for us, as we take great care of these matters in our own company. We have been able to spend time with the Quantic Dream team, to learn to know the studio culture, and we have seen nothing that points to any of the allegations published by certain press.

Cage (Quantic): Absolutely, both Guillaume de Fondaumière and myself will remain at the helm of the studio, as well as all the experienced collaborators who have worked with us for more than 10, 15, or 20 years. It is also important to say to our fans that through this partnership with NetEase, Quantic Dream is significantly stronger. We will always stay true to what we believe in and who we are. As long as there are players to support our work, we will be there offering experiences that explore different directions to create emotions, with sincerity and passion.

Guillaume de Fondaumière (Quantic): We will continue to work on PlayStation, which is a platform we love and that we know very well. but we will also consider other platforms as we want to make our creations accessible to as many gamers as possible worldwide, regardless of the platform. This is definitely a shift for us after 12 years developing exclusively for PlayStation. But at the same time we have developed engines on PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PS4 Pro. Thus, we are confident we can make a smooth transition while keeping the high level of quality that we target for our games.

 

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I hope the best for the future.
love "Detroit: Become Human" and it's much better than the other Quantic Dream Games. Especially the characters and psychology-possibilities(decisions).



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"The Last of Us 2" in June, "Ghost of Tsushima" in July !!
2020-Game of the Year, currently: Persona 5 Royal, FF7 Remake

Basically not a good news for gamers



NathanSSSS said:
Basically not a good news for gamers

Eh, it doesn't hurt gamers for them to expand, but there is a quality loss when trying to work with multiple platforms versus one. Remains to be seen how things go.



                                                                                                             

As long as they keep making the type of game they make and on the same quality or higher I'm all for they getting more money to increase their output or make games faster. Sony missed the opportunity to buy QD, but let's see what will come out of it.



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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

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NathanSSSS said:
Basically not a good news for gamers

Why not? 



CGI-Quality said:
NathanSSSS said:
Basically not a good news for gamers

Eh, it doesn't hurt gamers for them to expand, but there is a quality loss when trying to work with multiple platforms versus one. Remains to be seen how things go.

Actually there's nothing to do with QD ,the reason that worries me is companies like NetEase or Tencent have bad reputation among gamers in China because of micro-transaction and destroying good IPs, so we usually call them China EA for joking. They are big companies and they make money, a lot of money, mostly from their mobile games and online games, which I don't find enjoyable at least.



Prefer exclusive games myself, if everything went multi platform, I would not buy a console.



Random_Matt said:
Prefer exclusive games myself, if everything went multi platform, I would not buy a console.

Well you could just buy 1 console instead of 3...



I hope this works out for them.

They dont even have to be multiplatform, they can do an insomniac and make exclusives for different platforms. This new influx f money could mean they become a two or three team studio. Or at the very least they no loner be the one game per generation studio. Their games are to niche to be making only one or two every generation.

I fear there may be a drop in quality though, but that is baseless as we don't know how they can handle multiplatform development.