Good World Leisure have introduced that they’re now often known as Gearbox Publishing. Or Gearbox Publishing have introduced that they’re now not Good World Leisure. Identical distinction. Gearbox Publishing say the change shouldn’t have an effect on something to do with the ageing dwell service video games they steward, like Star Trek On-line and Neverwinter. They’re all a part of the Embracer Group, y’see.
Embracer went Christmas buying in December to purchase Good World, together with Darkish Horse Comics and another firms. In August they grabbed 3D Realms. They’re nonetheless choosing up firms too. Simply final week Embracer acquired Misplaced Boys Interactive, which can act as a subsidiary of Gearbox Software program. The week earlier than, Embracer picked up Beamdog and their upcoming first unique sport, the roguelike Mythforce, by way of subsidiary Aspyr Media.
It’s no understatement to say that Embracer have turn into one of many largest teams of firms within the trade even when that’s largely right down to proudly owning smaller studios, though they do depend Deep Silver, THQ Nordic, Saber Interactive and Gearbox among the many group. They even fashioned a brand new model of former Timesplitters studio Free Radical again in Might final 12 months.
Ed checked out Good World’s final sport printed underneath their previous title, Magic Design Studios’ roguelite Have A Good Loss of life, when it launched in Steam Early Entry final month. Calling it a “mash-up between Useless Cells and Hades”, he nonetheless got here away feeling like he had a “good, if acquainted, time”.
Gearbox Publishing lately confirmed that they have been publishing Hyper Gentle Breaker, Coronary heart Machine’s follow-up to Hyper Gentle Drifter. The video games trade ever trudges in direction of its consolidation…