Warframe developer insists nothing changes creatively after acquisition by Tencent


'Creatively independent'

Tencent, a stupidly massive Chinese conglomerate, got a little bigger recently. It added Leyou's assets to its portfolio thanks to a new acquisition.

Leyou likely isn't a name you recognize, but some of its studios will ring a bell. Most notable, Leyou is the parent company of Digital Extremes, which is the developer of Warframe. That's right -- the free-to-play darling Warframe is now a Tencent property.

Following the acquisition, Digital Extremes has been quick to insist that this will affect nothing as far as Warframe's direction is concerned. In a post on its site, Digital Extremes says "We will remain creatively independent ... Tencent is well known for respecting the creative decisions and integrity of its studios, and for giving them the autonomy and independence to experiment, innovate and thrive."

As for the future of Warframe, Digital Extremes gives a few specifics. The developer says it's "focused on expanding on next-generation consoles (Xbox Series X/S), innovating with The New War, forging ahead with intense space battles (Corpus Railjack), and more surprises in 2021." Also, Digital Extremes will work with Tencent to bring the Chinese version of Warframe up to speed with the western version.

The Tencent takeover touches more teams than just Digital Extremes. This buyout includes Splash Damage (Gears Tactics developer), Athlon Games, Kingmaker, Radiance, and 20 percent of Certain Affinity (co-developer of Halo Infinite).

Digital Extremes Partners with Tencent [Digital Extremes]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Brett Makedonski
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor   gamer profile

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Warframe   (97)   From our database:

  • Octavia Prime and Sevagoth are coming soon to Warframe - CJ Andriessen
  • Warframe's limited-time all-mech mode comes to consoles - CJ Andriessen
  • Warframe developer insists nothing changes creatively after acquisition by Tencent - Brett Makedonski
  • Score free Unreal Tournament gun skins in Warframe when you download from the Epic Games Store - CJ Andriessen
  • Warframe is coming to PS5 this week, before Xbox Series X - Chris Carter
  • Warframe will make its next-gen debut on PS5 first - CJ Andriessen
  • Warframe's Heart of Deimos update arrives on Switch today - CJ Andriessen
  • Feed me, Tenno! - CJ Andriessen
  • Gender-neutral Xaku is the 44th Warframe - CJ Andriessen
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Mergers and Acquisitions #Tencent #warframe



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!