Embracer Group has announced that Borderlands developer Gearbox owns the Risk of Rain franchise.
“Following the quarter, Gearbox acquired Risk of Rain IP from Hooo Games, along with all the games released in the commercially successful video game franchise,” Embracer Group explained in it. 2nd Quarter Interim Report.
“Risk of Rain joins Gearbox’s portfolio of owned games, which includes acclaimed franchises such as Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Homeworld.”
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Risk of Rain was released in 2013, developed by Hopoo Games and published by Chucklefish, to critical and commercial acclaim. A sequel, Risk of Rain 2, was released to early access by Gearbox in 2019, with a full 1.0 launch in 2020.
IGN’s review of Risk of Rain 2 stated: ”
In the same report, Embracer Group moved Saints Row developer Volition from PLAION Group to Gearbox, moving 195 employees. Additionally, Eidos Shanghai is also integrating into his Gearbox after Embracer recently acquired Square Enix’s Old West Studios.
This will allow Gearbox to work with development teams in Asia and also support studios in North America.
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