“Lars [Wingefors]Embracer’s vision as an allied partner group committed to fueling and accelerating the ambitions of a series of decentralized and successful businesses while amplifying the collective value and benefits of diversification across the group as a whole is to The brightest strategy and design for short and medium, and long term success in this industry that I have ever encountered in my 30 years in this industry, ”said Gearbox Co-Founder and CEO Randy Pitchford, in a statement accompanying the advertisement. “The feeling at Gearbox is that we are just getting started and this transaction is not only a talent booster for our employee-owned company, but a propellant for the exciting future we have foreseen.
Pitchford will continue as Gearbox boss after the merger.Embrace a also acquired Aspyr, a Texas-based developer and publisher. Aspyr and its 140 employees will operate as an autonomous entity under Saber Interactive.
Gearbox and Aspyr join a long list of acquisitions for Embracer, which has spent 2020 putting together a comprehensive list of developers from around the world (including 13 companies announced in a single day). Embracer now has access to over 200 gaming franchises and over 5,500 employees.
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