A brand-new report released today by Reuters exposes that the Embracer Group is checking out the sale of Gearbox Software with the aid of Goldman Sachs and Aream & Co.
. According to 3 confidential sources, 3rd parties have actually revealed interest in the possible acquisition of Gearbox, however it is not yet a considered that an offer will really occur.
The report follows Embracer Group shutting down recently developed indie designer Campfire Cabal and triple-A studio Volition (Saints Row, Red Faction). As pointed out in our previous protection, the underlying cause is the $2 billion ‘transformative’ offer Embracer Group will sign with the Savvy Group. When the offer failed at the last minute, Embracer stock crashed as an outcome, and the business needed to reveal a massive restructuring program.
Still, the sale of Gearbox Entertainment would be unexpected, to state the least. Fan account Embracer Investor composed on Twitter:
Gearbox is the most appealing company system within Embracer, in my viewpoint. I extremely do not like the concept of a sale, particularly in the present market. Transmission is investing greatly in existing and brand-new copyrights, concentrating on multimedia practicality. It’s a significant development chauffeur for Embracer’s future.
The business headquartered in Frisco, Texas, has strong IPs in its portfolio. Chief amongst them is Borderlands, which will debut next year in theaters with a live action movie including Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as Claptrap, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Édgar Ramírez as Atlas, Bobby Lee as Larry, Olivier Richters as Krom, Janina Gavankar as Commander Knoxx, and Gina Gershon as Mad Moxxi.
Transmission likewise releases video games made by other groups, consisting of Remnant II by Gunfire Games, Homeworld 3 by Blackbird Interactive, and Hyper Light Breaker by Heart Machine. The Texan video game studio was obtained just 2 years and a half earlier by Embracer for $1.3 billion.