Chinese company NetEase has announced it will acquire Quantic Dream, the developer behind the likes of Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human.

Already holding a minority stake, NetEase will fully own the studio once the deal closes. Quantic Dream will retain its creative independence, and will be the company's first European studio as it continues to push for growth. The value of the acquisition is unknown.

David Cage's studio is currently working on Star Wars Eclipse, and is set to publish underwater exploration game Under the Waves. The CEO says NetEase "values our creative freedom and the drive and passion of our uniquely diverse team", saying the deal will allow QD to "accelerate the vision we share as a group, of creating landmark titles that touch people on an emotional level."

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