NetEase announced on its Twitter that it acquired the Canadian gaming studio, Skybox Labs as an independent partner.
The acquisition from NetEase is another one of its growing list of acquisitions, as it recently also acquired Quantic Dreams after years of partnership, and also studios such as Grasshopper, GungHo, Sakura Studio, and much more.
The studio will continue to operate largely independently for NetEase Games and will also work with its existing partners to co-develop new titles for PC and consoles.
▍ About SkyBox Labs
Skybox labs is a studio founded in 2011 by Derek Macneil, Shyang Kong, and Steven Silvester, all who still work at the company in leadership positions. The company has over 200+ employees as of 2021.
The studio’s recent projects include co-developing games for Xbox Game Studios, Electronic Arts, and Wizards of the Coast. Its catalog of titles includes Halo Infinite, Halo 5 Guardians and Forge, Minecraft, Fallout 76, and Age of Empires.
The company also has a few original titles including the cinematic puzzle platformer Stela, and Tastee: Lethal Tactics.