In an equity transfer agreement signed by both parties on May 31, Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is set to join NetEase Games.
NetEase Games prioritizes the ability for its developers to have creative freedom, Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is a natural fit for this acquisition as is proven by their work on the No More Heroes franchise of games.
Allowing developers to have full autonomy, and manage themselves under the NetEase banner sets this joiner apart, as Grasshopper will still function as they have in the celebration of their 23rd anniversary. The unique team at Grasshopper is set to thrive in this acquisition, as the team-up gives more possibilities to the company in regards to game creation opportunities.
The role NetEase Games will have on development is one of support, as they will provide adequate funding and business planning for Grasshopper, and promises to deliver 3 more games with the signature flavour of the Goichi Suda helmed developer.
Additionally, their dynamic team will receive strong support from NetEase’s team, which is composed of thousands of artists and technical experts in terms of game art and quality assurance. For the next 10 years, support between the two companies will be provided, in the next leg of the company’s developmental process.
NetEase is notably honoured to have the companionship of the noted developer in Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. on their foray into the future. NetEase will aspire to give the studio creative freedom and sufficient resource support to empower the studio to provide even more unique and creative experiences for gamers around the world.
In NetEase’s “Unleash the Potential of Creators” concept, they look to acquire even more talented studios that wish to wave the NetEase banner.
In another notable development, Grasshopper seems to be recruiting talented individuals and partners who wish to create the next new gaming experience. Fans who are looking for more information regarding this exciting opportunity can visit this website.