Tencent acquired Turtle Rock Studios, developers of Back 4 Blood

Chinese tech giant Tencent announced today that it has acquired Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock Studios, but says it will have no effect on that particular game — and the existing team will continue to run all of the studio’s operations.

Eddie Chan, director of strategy for Tencent Games Global, said the company “can’t wait to see what comes next and we’re excited to be a part of its future.”

“We are big fans of the Turtle Rock games, especially their amazing approach to the creating cooperative online games.”

Meanwhile, Turtle Rock Studios President and General Manager Steve Goldstein explained that the deal “will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to maintain our autonomy and independent spirit“.

“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios.”

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