Tencent, a stupidly massive Chinese conglomerate, recently got a little bigger. It added Leyou’s assets to its portfolio thanks to a new acquisition.
Leyou is probably not a name you recognize, but some of its studios will ring a bell. Most notably, Leyou is the parent company of Digital Extremes, which is the developer of Warframe. That’s right – the free to play treasure Warframe is now a Tencent property.
Following the acquisition, Digital Extremes has been quick to insist that this will not affect anything so far Warframedirection is concerned. In a post on its website, Digital Extremes says “We will remain creatively independent … Tencent is well known for respecting students’ creative decisions and integrity and for giving them autonomy and independence to experiment, innovate and thrive. “
As for the future of Warframe, Digital Extremes provides a few details. The developer says it is “focused on expanding to next-generation consoles (Xbox Series X / S), innovating with The New War, moving forward with intense space battles (Corpus Railjack) and more surprises in 2021.” Digital Extremes will also partner with Tencent to bring the Chinese version of Warframe up to speed with the western version.
The Tencent acquisition touches on more teams than just Digital Extremes. This buyout includes Splash Damage (Gears Tactics Athlon Games, Kingmaker, Radiance and 20 percent of Certain Affinity (co-developer of Infinite halo).
Digital Extremes partners with Tencent [Digital Extremes]