The developer of Warframe has moved to reassure followers after it was purchased by Tencent.
In 2014, Hong Kong online game firm Leyou purchased majority shares in Digital Extremes. Now, Tencent has purchased Leyou, making the Chinese language megacorp Digital Extremes’ dad or mum firm.
“We are going to stay creatively impartial, we anticipate no modifications to Warframe or how our studio operates, and we are going to stay as devoted ever to you, the neighborhood, who has been with us each step of the way in which since we launched Warframe,” Digital Extremes stated in a message to gamers printed on its website.
Tencent is the world’s largest online game firm by way of income, with important stakes in various western online game publishers, comparable to League of Legends maker Riot, Conflict of Clans studio Supercell, and Fortnite developer Epic Video games.
It has been the topic of controversy over time, with its affect questioned. In October 2019, Blizzard got here underneath fireplace for banning and revoking the prize cash of Hong Kong Hearthstone event winner Ng Wai Chung, aka Blitzchung, who used his post-match victory interview to problem an announcement of help for Hong Kong protestors. Within the face of a public backlash, Blizzard ultimately partially rescinded the punishment. Tencent has a 5 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard.
“Our focus will stay on listening to you, our neighborhood, upgrading Warframe based mostly in your suggestions, and growing the sort of nice tales, gameplay, and unimaginable new house ninja motion you’ve got come to anticipate from us,” Digital Extremes pressured.
“Tencent is well-known for respecting the artistic choices and integrity of its studios, and for giving them the autonomy and independence to experiment, innovate and thrive.”
Digital Extremes stated Warframe’s growth crew remains to be in command of the sport’s path, and its artistic objectives stay centered on increasing the next-gen consoles model and extra content material.