Gearbox Publishing Has Acquired The Risk of Rain IP
Gearbox Publishing is a massive video game publisher with major titles under its belt such as Tribes of Midgard, Godfall and Subnautica. Today, the company has announced that it has purchased the Risk of Rain IP, or intellectual property. However, it is to be noted that it has not acquired Hopoo Games, the team behind the game. Hopoo Games is an independent developer, founded in 2012, that struck gold with the release of its hit title, Risk of Rain.
Via its official Twitter for the game, the team welcomed Gearbox to the family. The release stated, “After years of passionate publishing work on Risk of Rain 2, we have developed a deep love and respect for the IP. We are eager to prove ourselves as worthy custodians by continuing to bring you world-class content and ensuring a bright future for the genre-leading franchise.” Furthermore, the team went on to indicate that it is working hard on the Survivors of the Void DLC.
Additionally, in Risk of Rain, players are tasked with escaping a chaotic alien planet by fighting through hordes of monsters. Along the way, players will be able to unlock new items, discover powerful weapons and unlock new ways to play. Gearbox Publishing acquiring the IP is interesting. There is a lot of potential for the game and the future is bright for the Risk of Rain franchise.
What are your thoughts on Gearbox Publishing? Are you a fan of their games? What do you think about Risk of Rain? Have you played either game in the series? What do you think is the future of the series? What is your favorite aspect of the game? Are you interested in the future? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook.