Borderlands Studio Is Working On A New Franchise

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Gearbox Software, has announced the developer is working on a brand-new franchise, according to VGC.

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The publisher said it plans on releasing 21 games during the current fiscal year, which ends March 31st 2022. The company’s lineup includes four “immersive core” games, two of which belong to “proven” franchises.

However, according to CEO Strauss Zelnick, two of the games also hail from “new” IPs. Without the jargon, this means that Gearbox is set to begin work on a brand new title.

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Credit: Gearbox

Take-Two’s president, Karl Slatoff, also claimed that the aforementioned “immersive core” category consists of games like GTA, Red Dead Redemption and Borderlands.

Last month, we also learned that Gearbox is hard at work on the next Borderlands, with Randy Pitchford referring to it as “the big one”.

Rockstar Games, another company under the Take-Two umbrella, is also confirmed to be working on content for GTA Online, with callbacks to Grand Theft Auto 3. 

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Back in February, it was also announced that Embracer Group was set to acquire Gearbox for up to $1.4 billion. Following the news, 2K Games stated that its working relationship with Gearbox and the Borderlands franchise would continue:

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

“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.”

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Hopefully, we’ll learn more about the new Gearbox franchise soon. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Gearbox has a busy year ahead of it!

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