Borderlands Creator has 9 AAA games in development
Gearbox has not just one or two but nine AAA games in the works, company owner Embracer Group recently reported. The parent company said so during an earnings presentation in which it talked about recent successes from Gearbox Entertainment and Gearbox Publishing and hinted at the future of the studio when referring to the nine games. No details were mentioned in the report to give an idea of what these games might look like, but based on past announcements, we already have an idea of some things Gearbox is working on.
The comments in question from Embracer Group, the huge company that acquired Gearbox in 2021, were present in slide 28 of the last presentation of the results of the parent company. After echoing Take-Two Interactive’s comments on the success of The wonders of Tiny TinaEmbracer revealed the significant number of projects Gearbox is working on.
“Gearbox continues to evolve the organization to achieve its ambitious growth plan, and there are currently nine AAA games in development,” the presentation slide reads.
Gearbox has already talked about some of them. Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom, for example, is a new roguelite that’s being published by Gearbox and developed by Under the Stairs after it was revealed during PAX East. It was also recently announced that Gearbox would be revisiting its Tales from the Borderlands series with a new story-driven game in the works. Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford (via Gematsu) talked about this new game when it was announced and said that we will see new characters and stories implemented in this game.
“Due to the success and our love of Tales, and due to our interest in expanding the Borderlands universe in new ways, we thought it would be fun and exciting to dive back into the interactive fiction format.” , said Pitchford. “This time, we’re doing it to imagine all-new characters and all-new Borderlands stories. […] We have been secretly working on this experiment for many years. And I can’t wait for it to be time to announce this brand new game this summer and show you all what we’ve been up to.”
Considering that it has been almost three years since Borderlands 3 released, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that one of those nine projects is another Borderlands game beyond the new Tales chapter, but there was a long gap between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3therefore, this does not mean that such a project will be released soon.