Gearbox Software: New game from Borderlands developers until 2022

Gearbox Software: New game from Borderlands developers until 2022

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The publisher Take-Two Interactive recently published its report on the past financial year. In addition to information on the company's sales and profits, it also included the announcement of new games. By the end of the current financial year, a total of 21 titles are to appear under the Take-Two banner. Four of them are "immersive core games" - large productions with captivating gameplay. While two of these core games are based on already known brands, there will also be two completely new franchises - one of them apparently comes from the development studio Gearbox Software to give further details. However, since it is a completely new brand, at least one more episode of the Borderlands shoot series is ruled out. However, this should not be discontinued, which would be very surprising in view of its success. After all, Borderlands 3 has sold around 13 million times worldwide since its launch in 2019, making it a more than lucrative title for the publisher. The other well-known brands of Gearbox Software such as Homeworld and Brothers in Arms are therefore not up for discussion.

This leaves a lot of room for speculation. What is the Gearbox Software team, which was acquired by the Embracer Group for $ 363 million in February of this year, currently working on? Maybe we will be a little smarter next month, because an announcement at this year's E3 is quite conceivable.

Source: Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two announces plans to launch a ‘new Gearbox franchise’ before April 2022

Take-Two has announced plans to launch a new franchise from Borderlands developer Gearbox Software during the publisher’s current fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022.

The company said on Tuesday that it intends to release 21 games during its current fiscal year, including four “immersive core” games – two from “proven” franchises and two from “new” ones, according to CEO Strauss Zelnick.

Gearbox’s new game, which was mentioned during the publisher’s full-year earnings call, presumably fits into the “immersive core” category.

Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said this category consists of titles offering highly engaging gameplay – products such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Borderlands, plus the company’s strategy games and sports simulations.

Take-Two announces plans to launch a ‘new Gearbox franchise’ before April 2022

Take-Two called Borderlands 3 “2K’s fastest selling title” in its full-year earnings presentation, with the game having shipped some 13 million units since its release in September 2019.

Embracer Group announced in February that is was set to acquire Texas-based Gearbox for up to $1.4 billion.

Following the announcement, 2K said it would continue to work with Gearbox on the Borderlands franchise and hinted at collaborations on other projects too.

“As the proud publisher of the Borderlands franchise, we are happy for our partners at Gearbox and this exciting new chapter for their organisation,” it said.

“The merger does not change 2K’s relationship with Gearbox nor our role as the publisher for the Borderlands IP or any other projects we are currently working on with the studio. We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with this incredibly talented team and delivering many more exciting entertainment experiences to gaming fans around the world.”

Take-Two also announced on Tuesday that Civilization and XCOM developer Firaxis Games is set to reveal “several exciting projects” later this year.

The company delayed the first entry in 2K’s new series of NFL games too.