Chinese online and mobile games publisher NetEase has acquired a minority stake in Destiny developer Bungie after investing more than $100 million in the studio.
NetEase said the investment would help speed up the US studio’s vision of “becoming a global, multi-franchise entertainment company”.
Despite the deal Bungie will maintain its existing long-term partnership with Activision on the Destiny franchise.
"We have been big fans of the worlds Bungie has created, and are drawn to Bungie's passion and creativity in online games development," said NetEase CEO William Ding.
"Bungie and NetEase share the same vision and ambition to deliver incredible experiences to millions of players all around the globe. We are excited to partner with Bungie as they transform from a single franchise development team into a global, multi-franchise entertainment studio."