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Launched earlier this 12 months, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has confirmed to be an enormous success for Gearbox and 2K. In reality, it did so nicely 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 sport 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 points, it’s since improved and even acquired some new DLC over the previous few months. All in all, it’s a rattling good recreation, and it appears it’s now the beginning of one thing larger: a complete new franchise.
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Throughout yesterday’s Embracer Group annual common assembly, Pitchford talked about how profitable Wonderlands had been, saying that it “shattered all” of Gearbox’s essential and business expectations. Whereas this can little doubt imply Gearbox and its guardian firm Embracer will see some further 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 approach 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 beneath improvement at Gearbox.”
It’s unclear what “future experiences” are already being developed. It may very well be a big, new paid growth for Wonderlands or a full-on sequel. Or perhaps each!
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For Embracer, that is some much-needed excellent news as one other considered one of its studios, Volition, didn’t have almost as a lot success with its Saints Row reboot. Whereas I personally loved the sport, most people didn’t, and even Embracer’s CEO appeared disillusioned by its reception and gross sales.