Coming from a new blog post on the company’s website, developer Quantic Dream has announced that it is now in a position to fully self-publish its own titles.
In the blog post, Quantic Dream goes into detail on the new venture and how it will impact the company going forward:
This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence, and to address the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms. It will also allow us to help other developers, by providing investment and development support, so that they can fully express their talents. We want to support creators of original projects and help them, in turn, to achieve their vision and offer quality, ground-breaking experiences.
This is more than an evolution — it is a transformation. We are doing this to preserve our freedom and our independence, to continue working on innovative and even more ambitious projects, to address greater challenges, and to create the unexpected. Quantic Dream will never be just another studio. We want to face new horizons, to keep our passion alive, and keep trusting in the idea of making games that are different.
Everything we have accomplished so far, from our collaboration with David Bowie in 1999 through to our plans for the future, is a reflection of our deeply held convictions. We have remained true to our beliefs, without compromise. This has only been possible because we have an extraordinary and united team of talented people who believe in this vision, and because we have always had an amazing community of gamers who have supported us on our journey. It is thanks to them that we are here today, and thanks to them that, after almost a quarter of a century, we can still dream of making them dream.
Quantic Dream is known for the development of several quirky, narrative-focused titles as Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain, which were all published by Sony Computer Entertainment and were exclusive to the PS3/PS4 at launch but then they later came to Microsoft Windows via The Epic Games Store.
Back in January of 2019, a Chinese company called NetEase Games acquired a minority stake in the French video game developer Quantic Dream. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the company owns the developer, as Quantic Dream will still function independently.
The developer has not released any new titles since Detroit: Become Human back in 2018 and there are also no announced titles currently in development from the team.