Back 4 Blood Developer Turtle Rock Is The Latest Game Company To Be Scooped Up By Tencent

As always, the company claims it will retain its independence.

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2021
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Slamfire Inc, the parent company of Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock Studios, has been acquired by Tencent, according to a press release dropped today.

As would be expected, both companies are out and about saying the usual "we're so happy" statements that we see every single time Tencent picks up another gaming company. We have to wait an see how long the honeymoon lasts.

“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” said Steve Goldstein, president and general manager of Turtle Rock Studios. “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.”

Turtle Rock will hold onto its existing leadership team, including co-founders Phil Robb and Chris Ashton, and hopes to use the newly-found security to develop the "4 Blood" series into a long-standing IP.

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About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (1)

mouhsine 6 months ago
why tencent is so obsessed with acquiring other games companies? one thing comes to mind" world video games domination" like its "DADDY" but this time its about video games only "not world domination"...this is sad very sad...its all about money isn't it?

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