Turtle Rock Studios, famously known for the Left 4 Dead franchise and, more recently, Back 4 Blood, has officially joined the Tencent family tree.
Sealing the deal earlier today, Chinese kingpin Tencent has acquired Turtle Rock Studios for its long arm of gaming networks. And now, with huge stakes already invested in the likes of Epic Games, Supercell and Riot Games, the strategic move will effectively put them one step closer to owning the gaming monopoly.
“We are huge fans of Turtle Rock’s games, especially their amazing approach to creating co-operative online games,” Eddie Chan said, who’s stapled as the chief strategy officer over at Tencent. “We can’t wait to see what comes next, and we’re excited to be part of their future.”
So what does this mean? What comes next?
Of course, with the new acquisition, it’s likely that the two factions will buddy up for future projects. But as it currently stands, nothing is set in stone, and it’s unlikely that we’ll catch a glimpse of anything before next year. Not that Turtle Rock are in need of any work or anything, what with the constant updates coming to Back 4 Blood.
“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” said Turtle Rock president Steve Goldstein. “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.”
What comes next is anybody’s guess, though we’re definitely expecting some pretty great things from both gaming giants. Whether we’ll see anything in 2023 is another question. Who knows. Only time will tell on that one.