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Gearbox To Launch New Franchise In 2022


Gearbox will be launching one of their new franchises before April next year.

Take-Two revealed in their earnings reveal for Q4 of FY2021 a look into their plans for several years into the future. This glimpse into the future centered mostly on the types and volume of games in development, but there were a few interesting tidbits too.

Take-Two stated that it is their plan to release 21 new games in the current Fiscal year. This will include four “Immersive Core” games. Two of these from already established franchises and two for new franchises, one of these will be Gearbox’s new title.

The fiscal year ends on the 31st of March 2022 which means the new game will be released before April next year at the latest. Randy Pitchford acknowledged the news and claimed that it took years of work, implying that Gearbox has been working on this for quite some time.

As E3 is coming up soon will the new game perhaps be announced then? Only time will tell, but this is an exciting prospect for fans of all the games previously developed by Gearbox. This is a possible scenario, given that Take-Two is expected to attend E3 this year.

You might remember that a few months ago Gearbox was acquired by the holding company “Embracer Group”. They also own THQ Nordic and Koch Media. Since work on this new title began “years” ago, it is likely that it will remain unchanged despite the acquisition.

Gearbox To Launch New Franchise In 2022

There have been reports that Gearbox is working on a Borderlands spin-off, but is this latest game simply a rebranding of the Borderlands franchise?

So it seems if we want to know more we might have to wait for E3 which will be happening on the 12th of June. E3 is being organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

The event will be fully virtual this year with all events occurring online Keynote sessions from major publishers will be televised live from a stage in Los Angeles, as well as an awards show and a preview night, and companies will be able to host online private meetings with media and businesses.

The event has been renamed the Electronic Entertainment Experience 2021 instead of the traditional Electronic Entertainment Expo for the year due to its online-only nature.

It will be interesting to see what games and franchises Gearbox and Take-Two will release during the remainder of this fiscal year, and there will undoubtedly be plenty for fans to enjoy.