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Tencent buys Nightingale developer Inflexion Games from Improbable

Improbable wants to move away from internal development to focus on the metaverse.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 23, 2022

1 Min Read

Tencent has acquired Canadian development studio Inflexion Games from parent company Improbable.

Improbable intends to move away from internal development to focus on its technology business, and specifically hopes to accelerate "metaverse activities."

As a result, the British company sold the entirety of its stake in Inflexion to Tencent for an undisclosed fee.

Moving forward, Inflexion will continue development on its debut project, a shared-world survival crafting title called Nightingale. The studio will continue to be led by CEO Aaryn Flynn and operate from its base in Edmonton, Canada.

Nightingale is due to launch in early access on PC later this year.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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