Turtle Rock Studios, the team behind the recently released Back 4 Blood, has had their parent company acquired by Tencent.
The developer will become a part of Tencent while still keeping its independent operations in California. The existing team will continue to run all studio operations per Business Wire.
Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer of Tencent Games Global, had this to say
We are huge fans of Turtle Rock’s games, especially their amazing approach to creating co-operative online games. We can’t wait tos ee what comes next, and we’re excited to be part of their future.”Source: Eddie Chan per Business Wire
Turtle Rock Studios put out a statement on their website.
Today we announced the biggest event in Turtle Rock Studios’ history. Tencent has bought our parent company, Slamfire.
By joining the Tencent family, we will not only get access to their vast resources and expertise, but we have found a partner who is encouraging us to be ambitious and visionary. Although our company is being acquired, we will remain independent and continue to be run by our co-founders, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton.
2021 has been a truly extraordinary year for us with the launch of Back 4 Blood and our new partnership with Tencent. 2022 and beyond will take us to new heights. We are growing our team to support Back 4 Blood and develop new exciting multiplayer experiences. We will continue to transparently communicate with you all, provide updates on all our progress through our Trello board and expand upon what makes Back 4 Blood so special. Additionally, we get to do something we have never done before as a studio: turn a universe we created into a true long-standing AAA franchise. We can now ensure that the Back 4 Blood franchise is here to stay and we will be working on it well into the future.
Thank you for being – and continuing to be – part of this great Turtle Rock journey of ours. It’s thanks to you that we are able to pursue our passion and bring our dreams to life.
We can’t wait to blow up the Ridden with you all for many many years to come.
Thank you all!
-Turtle Rock StudiosSource: Turtle Rock Studios