Rebel Wolves RPG NetEase

Back near the start of the year, we reported on a freshly opened studio named Rebel Wolves. Based in Warsaw, Poland, the developer is creating a 'AAA' dark fantasy RPG for "next-gen consoles", with some of its team having previously worked on titles like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 at CD Projekt Red.

Going by the initial announcement, it was clear that the company was only just getting started. It's been hiring new staff ever since, and, as it turns out, seeking investment.

A fresh press release reveals that Chinese tech giant NetEase has made a "strategic investment" in Rebel Wolves, making it a shareholder and a partner of the budding studio. For those who may not know, NetEase Games — the gaming arm of NetEase, as the name suggests — is an absolute juggernaut in the mobile and PC gaming spaces, specifically in its native China. On top of that, NetEase has been investing in and partnering with foreign companies for years now.

"Funding provided by NetEase was the last missing piece needed to go full throttle. With resources available to build a world-class AAA game, we can now focus on what matters most: development," says Rebel Wolves boss Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. Proper information on the aforementioned AAA RPG has been promised for 2023.

What do you make of all this? Wait a few years for our first look at gameplay in the comments section below.