Rebel Wolves, the newly formed Polish studio made up of ex-CD Projekt RED developers, has announced they’ve received a “strategic investment” from Chinese publisher NetEase Games.
The investment was such that NetEase Games now has a minority stake in the development, but Rebel Wolves note they’ll retain independence and full creative control of their intellectual property.
“We’re delighted to welcome NetEase Games as our new shareholder and partner,” Rebel Wolves co-founder, CEO, and game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said. “Having one of the leading global game companies get behind our vision is a great confidence boost and validation for the entire team at Rebel Wolves. Funding provided by NetEase was the last missing piece needed to go full throttle. With resources available to build a world-class AAA game, we can now focus on what matters most: development.”
NetEase Games president of global partnerships and investments Simon Zhu added, “It’s exceedingly rare to have the opportunity to work with an all-star team from the beginning of their journey. Everyone at NetEase Games has been an admirer of the Rebel Wolves team and their previous work. We quickly discovered our common passion for making great games and their long-term vision for creating a sustainable and creative studio aligns with our strategy of incubating talented creators who are passionate about gaming. We look forward to having a fruitful collaboration with Rebel Wolves and can’t wait to see how the team will leverage their extensive experience to create even more immersive games enjoyed by fans all over the world.”
Rebel Wolves first title, a dark fantasy RPG with a focus on player choice and storytelling, is currently in development. The studio is actively hiring for a multitude of roles – see if you can get a position over on their official site.