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Randy Pitchford steps down as president of Gearbox Studios

Former chief technology officer Steve Jones takes over as the studio president as Pitchford steps down. Gearbox Software – the developer responsible for the Borderlands series, Brothers in Arms, Battleborn, and more besides – has a new president as founder and CEO Randy Pitchford steps down from the role to head up parent company, The Gearbox Entertainment Company. Former chief technology officer Steve Jones will serve as the new president of Gearbox Software, replacing Pitchford as the former president heads off to oversee the ” explosive transmedia business” at the multimedia company. The often controversial Pitchford shared the announcement on…

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Embracer Group has acquired the maker of Deep Rock Galactic, Huntdown, and six other studios

By Sherif Saed 5 August 2021 12:26 GMT Embracer Group is expanding its studio portfolio further with eight new teams.Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and many other publishers and developers, has announced today the acquisition of eight established studios. The teams will fall under Embracer’s various arms, bringing the group’s total size to over 8,000 employees.Watch on YouTubeWithin the premium games space, Coffee Stain will now own Deep Rock Galactic developer Ghost Ship, and Huntdown maker Easy Trigger. Koch Media, through its subsidiary Vertigo Games, has acquired VR developer Forcefield. Koch is also now the…

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Is Manager Man the latest Embracer Group acquisition?

THQ Nordic, an arm of the monolithic and ever-hungry Embracer Group, today released new footie manager sim We Are Football – and I spy a very familiar absence-of-face on the box. The cover shows a fella in a suit pumping his fist, while his face is shrouded in shadow. I’ve seen this pose before. Could this be what happened to Football Manager’s mascot after he was fired? Have Embracer Group acquired even Manager Man now? Where does it end? Read more

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THQ Nordic reveal new studio making Gothic Remake

THQ Nordic announced today that they’ve established a new studio to make Gothic Remake, a fancy modern take on the fantasy RPG from 2001. This is the do-over they first revealed with a ‘playable teaser’ in 2019, which they released supposedly to gauge whether it was worth continuing. Based in Barcelona, Alkimia Interactive actually started up in summer 2020, but now THQ Nordic are out here shouting about the paperwork being settled. Read more

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Embracer acquisition will let Gearbox take risks

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 February 2021 16:54 GMT Wait, wasn’t Battleborn a risk?Borderlands maker Gearbox says that its recent acquisition by Embracer Group allows it to take most risks.That’s according to studio founder Randy Pitchford, who told GamesBeat that the company is now able to pursue more out-there ideas. The exec said before that Gearbox would have to convince a publisher or third-party to help out with its ideas.“We have so many new IP concepts that are in our incubator, that are ready to explode,” Pitchford said.“We could wait for the right publishing partner who’s willing to make a…