Tencent announced the acquisition of Inflexion Gamesthe studio to work on Nightingale, from Improbable, a British technology company specializing in online metaverses and infrastructures. The latter has sold all its shares to the Chinese giant, although at the moment the details of the agreement have not been publicly disclosed.
The acquisition by Tencent should not lead to particular upheavals, with Aaryn Flynn, the CEO of Inflexion Games, who will continue to remain at the head of the studio, directing work on Nightingale, a cooperative survival fantasy game announced at The Game Awards. 2021 and out in early access on PC at the end of 2022, released by the Level Infinite label.
“As announced in late January, as we focus our efforts on the metaverse, we want to ensure that games developed by our in-house studios benefit from the support of publishers with an industry-leading track record,” said Herman Narula, CEO of Improbable. “So we couldn’t have hoped to find a better partner than Tencent for Inflexion Games and Nightingale. We look forward to the fruits of our continued collaboration with Aaryn and the Inflexion Games team as they explore the potential use of our technology offerings for Nightingale and beyond. alone.”
“The highly talented team at Inflexion Games has a proven track record of developing immersive universes that combine thrilling action with exceptional gameplay. The initial reaction to Nightingale has been incredibly positive and we look forward to supporting Inflexion in realizing its vision. for this and future titles, ”says Tencent Games Global Vice President of Partnerships Pete Smith.
“It is a privilege to work with the Tencent family. The depth of knowledge and skills provided by Tencent’s global teams and the strengthening of our team’s independence and creative spirit provide an invaluable opportunity for collaboration. We look forward to it. to work together on the launch of Nightingale’s Early Access, ”says Aaryn Flynn, CEO of Inflexion Games.