Embracer Group has introduced that Borderlands developer Gearbox now owns the Threat of Rain franchise.
“After the quarter, Gearbox acquired the Threat of Rain IP together with all launched video games within the commercially profitable online game franchise from Hopoo Video games,” Embracer Group explains in its second-quarter interim report.
“Threat of Rain now joins Gearbox’s portfolio of owned video games that features acclaimed franchises reminiscent of Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, Homeworld, and extra.”
Threat of Rain was launched in 2013, developed by Hopoo Video games and printed by Chucklefish to important and industrial acclaim. A sequel, Threat of Rain 2, was printed by Gearbox into early entry in 2019 with a full 1.0 launch in 2020.
In IGN’s Threat of Rain 2 evaluation, we mentioned, “What’s right here now could be polished, enjoyable, and immensely replayable, and what’s on the horizon leads me to imagine I’ll be taking part in Threat of Rain 2 for a really very long time to return.”
In the identical report, Embracer Group has additionally transferred Saints Row developer Volition from PLAION Group to Gearbox, transferring 195 staff over. Moreover, after Embracer’s current acquisition of Sq. Enix’s former western studios, the corporate can also be integrating Eidos Shanghai into Gearbox.
This could permit Gearbox to work with improvement groups in Asia in addition to have them assist North American studios too.
George Yang is a contract author for IGN. He is been writing in regards to the trade since 2019 and has labored with different publications reminiscent of Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Selection.
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