Quick Take: NetEase Partners With US Game Developer Bungie

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The announcement of the partnership, however might have caught the attention of some "Destiny 2" players.

The Chinese online gaming company, that also manages Blizzard's crop of multiplayer titles in China (WoW, Hearthstone, Overwatch), has gained a minority stake in Destiny developer Bungie in a deal worth over $100 million United States dollars.

"We are excited to partner with Bungie as they transform from a single franchise development team into a global, multi-franchise entertainment studio", said NetEase CEO and Director, William Ding in a press release.

"With NetEase's industry expertise and worldwide reach, our partnership will help us realize our shared goal of reaching players around the globe", said Bungie CEO Pete Parsons.


Although the blog post doesn't mention the number, Bungie told The Wall Street Journal that NetEase has made a whopping $US100 million ($132 million) investment in the longrunning studio. The developer's main goal is to bring multiple, new gaming franchises to the world.

"Bungie has this to say on the future of Destiny: ".this news won't impact the hobby you've come to know.

Bungie, however, noted that it will continue its work on Destiny 2 as part of its separate partnership with Activision Blizzard. NetEase Games has developed games like Onmyoji and Wildfire, and is the publisher for Blizzard's games in China including World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.

NetEase Games is the second largest game company in China next to Tencent Games. Our commitment to that world is not diminished by this announcement.

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