Borderlands Spin-Off Wonderlands Will Become A New Franchise

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Released earlier this 12 months, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has confirmed to be an enormous success for Gearbox and 2K. In truth, it did so properly that Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that the Borderlands spin-off is now the beginning of a model new franchise, with extra Wonderlands content material to come back sooner or later.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands was launched in March of this 12 months and was broadly praised by followers and critics for its mixture of first-person capturing, looting, and fantasy tropes. The recreation is a Borderlands spin-off, starring Tiny Tina as she DMs a tabletop RPG that includes different characters voiced by celebs, like Will Arnett’s villainous Dragon Lord. It was launched throughout most platforms and whereas it suffered from some preliminary bugs and connection pointsit is since improved and even acquired some new DLC over the previous couple of months. All in all, it is a rattling good recreation, and it appears it is now the beginning of one thing greater: a complete new franchise.

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During yesterday’s Embracer Group annual common assemblyPitchford talked about how profitable Wonderlands had been, saying that it “shattered all” of Gearbox’s important and business expectations. While it will little doubt imply Gearbox and its mum or dad firm Embracer will see some additional money come rolling in, the CEO additionally confirmed that there was extra Wonderlands-related content material to come back, saying:

“I’m thrilled to report that, along with nice monetary rewards from this victory that will likely be coming our method within the coming quarters, now we have established a agency beachhead and we now clearly have a brand new franchise on our arms, with future experiences already underneath growth at Gearbox.”

It’s unclear what “future experiences” are already being developed. It could possibly be a big, new paid enlargement for Wonderlands or a full-on sequel. Or possibly each!

For Embracer, that is some much-needed excellent news as one other one among its studios, Volition, did not have practically as a lot success with its Saints Row reboot. While I personally loved it the sport, most other people did not, and even Embracer’s CEO appeared upset by its reception and gross sales.

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