Tencent has announced that it will acquire Slamfire, the parent company of game developer Turtle Rock Studios in California, USA. After the acquisition, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton, the co-founders of Turtle Rock Studios, will still lead the studio to operate independently. Turtle Rock Studios also shared the news on its official website.
“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” said Steve Goldstein, president and general manager of Turtle Rock Studios in a press release. “Tencent’s outstanding partners, global reach, deep knowledge of gaming and unprecedented support will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to retain our autonomy and independent spirit.”
“We are huge fans of Turtle Rock’s games, especially their amazing approach to creating co-operative online games,” said Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer of Tencent Games Global. “We can’t wait to see what comes next, and we’re excited to be part of their future.”
Turtle Rock Studios is the developer of games such as Left 4 Dead, Evolve, and the recently popular Back 4 Blood. There has also been a cooperative relationship with Tencent in the past, and this acquisition will further deepen the cooperation between Turtle Rock Studios and Tencent.
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