2K has confirmed that it will remain the publisher of the Borderlands games, despite the recent announcement that Gearbox has been acquired by Embracer.
In a statement sent to IGN, a 2K spokesperson said: “As the proud publisher of the Borderlands franchise, we are happy for our partners at Gearbox and this exciting new chapter for their organization. The merger does not change 2K’s relationship with Gearbox nor our role as the publisher for the Borderlands IP or any other projects we are currently working on with the studio. We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with this incredibly talented team and delivering many more exciting entertainment experiences to gaming fans around the world.”
Embracer, a video games holding company, publishes games via THQ Nordic, its primary publishing subsidiary. As such, some may have wondered if Borderlands would switch from being published by 2K to THQ Nordic or Deep Silver, another publishing company owned by Embracer. But, as 2K have now made clear, that will not be the case.
Embracer recently acquired 13 companies in one day, but Gearbox signals the company’s highest profile developer catch so far.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.