Tencent acquires Inflexion from Improbable. The studio will keep working on Nightingale that now will be "a more intimate, single-player or small group player experience".
Improbable sold the entirety of its stake in Inflexion Games, the Canadian-based studio founded by former General Manager of BioWare Aaryn Flynn, to Tencent. Flynn who currently serves as the company's CEO will continue to lead the studio. The terms of the deal haven't been revealed.
Tencent Games Global VP of partnerships Pete Smith commented: “The highly talented team at Inflexion Games has a proven track record of developing engaging universes that combine compelling action with great gameplay". He also shared that one of the reasons for the acquisition was the "incredibly positive" initial reaction to Inflexion's Nightingale – an online fantasy survival-crafting game that was announced by the studio in December 2021.
The studio will keep working on the game that will be launched in Early Access for PC later in 2022 and will be supported by Tencent label Level Infinite.
In an interview with Games Industry, Flynn shared that since last summer Inflection Games has been shifted away from using Improbable's tech, saying that now the title will be "a more intimate, single-player or small group player experience".
Talking about the acquisition, he commented: "It’s a privilege to work with the Tencent family. The depth of knowledge and expertise that Tencent’s global teams provide, and their empowerment of our team’s independence and creative spirit, offer an invaluable opportunity for collaboration. We look forward to working together on Nightingale‘s Early Access launch later this year."
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