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NetEase Acquires Quantic Dream: Industry Merger

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Published: August 31, 2022 at 1:36 PM BST

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NetEase Global has acquired Quantic Dream, PS Plus September 2022 Free Games have been leaked, and Sony and Tencent have increased their stakes in FromSoftware.

FromSoftware Stakes

Sony has recently increased its stake in FromSoftware to 14.09% and Tencent has also increased its stake to 16.25%. This information comes from a statement released by the parent company Kadokawa. It is important to note that FromSoftware is not actually owned by Sony, despite the increase in stake. There has been some speculation about whether Sony might attempt to take over FromSoftware, but it is unlikely that such a move will occur.


FromSoftware is widely known for developing critically acclaimed titles such as the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Their games are known for their challenging gameplay, intricate level design, and deep lore. With Sony and Tencent increasing their stakes in the company, it is clear that they recognize the value and potential of FromSoftware's unique and popular gaming experiences. However, it is important to remember that these increased stakes do not necessarily equal ownership.

PS Plus September 2022 Free Games

Moving on to the next topic, there have been some leaks regarding the PlayStation Plus free games for September 2022. According to Dealabs, the leaked lineup includes Need for Speed Heat, Toem A Photo Adventure, and Granblue Fantasy Versus. As always, it is advisable to take leaked information with a grain of salt until officially confirmed by Sony.


Each month, PlayStation Plus offers a selection of games for subscribers to enjoy at no additional cost. These games are often well-received titles that span a range of genres and styles, providing players with diverse gaming experiences. Need for Speed Heat is a popular racing game that combines intense street racing with an engaging story. Toem A Photo Adventure offers a unique and charming photography-focused gameplay experience. Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fighting game set in the richly detailed world of Granblue Fantasy, featuring a diverse cast of characters and exciting battles.


It is worth noting that the PlayStation Plus free games lineup may vary depending on the region, so it's always a good idea to check the official announcements from Sony for the most accurate information. Regardless of the specific games offered, PlayStation Plus continues to be a valuable subscription service for PlayStation console owners, providing access to multiplayer features, exclusive discounts, and a regularly updated library of free games.

NetEase Acquires Quantic Dream

Lastly, we have news about NetEase Global's acquisition of Quantic Dream, the well-known developer behind games like Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain. Rumors about this acquisition had been circulating for some time, and now it has been officially announced.


Quantic Dream is known for its narrative-driven games that often focus on ethical and moral choices, pushing the boundaries of interactive storytelling. Detroit: Become Human, for example, presents players with a futuristic society filled with androids and explores themes of discrimination and social unrest. Heavy Rain, on the other hand, follows the story of a father searching for his missing son and delves into the consequences of the player's choices throughout the game.


With NetEase's acquisition, there is anticipation as to what the future holds for Quantic Dream. Fans of the studio's games hope that they will continue to create thought-provoking and emotionally impactful experiences. NetEase has demonstrated its commitment to the gaming industry through various acquisitions and partnerships, and their collaboration with Quantic Dream might result in further innovation and creative ventures.


In conclusion, the gaming industry is constantly evolving, with companies making strategic moves to strengthen their positions and broaden their offerings. Sony and Tencent's increased stakes in FromSoftware showcase their confidence in the studio's capabilities. The leaked PlayStation Plus lineup for September 2022 hints at exciting gaming experiences coming to subscribers. NetEase's acquisition of Quantic Dream opens up new possibilities for the renowned developer. As players and fans, it is always interesting to see how these developments shape the future of the gaming landscape.

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