Beijing, December 18: Chinese Internet giant Tencent has announced the acquisition of Slamfire, the parent company of Back 4 Blood Turtle Rock Studios developer.
Turtle Rock will be part of Tencent, while retaining its independent operations out of Lake Forest, California, and its existing team will continue to manage all of the studio’s operations, led by co-founders Phil Robb and Chris Ashton.
“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent studio family,” said Steve Goldstein, President and CEO of Turtle Rock Studios.
“Tencent’s exceptional partners, global reach, deep game knowledge and unprecedented support will help us create the kind of ambitious games we dream of while allowing us to maintain our self-reliance and independent spirit,” added Goldstein. .
The acquisition will have no effect on Back 4 Blood, the successful multiplayer action game from Turtle Rock, published by Warner Bros.
“We are huge fans of the Turtle Rock games, especially their incredible approach to creating cooperative online games,” said Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer for Tencent Games Global.
“We can’t wait to see what comes next and we are excited to be a part of their future,” Chan added.
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