Inflexion Games, a Canadian studio formed by BioWare boss Aaryn Flynn, has been acquired by Chinese conglomerate Tencent. Inflexion Games is currently working on Nightingale, which was revealed at The Game Awards 2021.
Having been previously owned by Improbable, the company decided last year to focus on moving to the metaverse with the studios it owned being put up for sale.
Now it looks like Inflexion Games joins Turtle Rock, Dontnod, Klei, Funcom, and more as it joins some impressive studios under Tencent ownership under the Level Infinite label.
“As announced at the end of January, and while we focus our efforts on accelerating in the metaverse, we want to make sure that the games developed by our internal studios benefit from the support of publishers with leading track records of bringing games to market,” said Improbable CEO Herman Narula in a press release. “So we couldn’t have hoped to have found a better partner than Tencent for Inflexion Games and for Nightingale. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Aaryn and the Inflexion Games team as they explore the potential use of our technology offerings for Nightingale and beyond.”
“The highly talented team at Inflexion Games has a proven track record of developing engaging universes that combine compelling action with great gameplay,” says Pete Smith, Tencent Games Global VP. “The initial reaction to Nightingale has been incredibly positive and we look forward to supporting Inflexion in realizing its vision for this and future titles.”
At least with Tencent as owner, the worry of whether or not your parent company would be there to support you is no longer of concern as it was with Improbable. Now, this allows the studio to focus on making the game they desire without the extra stress.