Suda 51’s Grasshopper Manufacture, which celebrated its 23rd Anniversary in March, has been acquired by NetEase.
According to the studio, the acquisition is a unique opportunity to “rethink the game development and organizational structure” while moving forward and understanding its “own advantages and unique position” as it is presented with new possibilities in game creation.
“As we all know, NetEase Games has developed many excellent games in the past, and I have long been aware of NetEase’s creative capabilities,” said Goichi Suda, known to all as Suda51. “When talking with NetEase about developing more unique console games together, we resonated. After a lot of thought, we’ve unanimously decided to get together in the long term through deeper cooperation to create more good content for gamers.”