Gearbox Entertainment has actually bought the Risk of Rain IP initially created by Hopoo Games, which most just recently launched the Survivors of the Void DLC for Risk of Rain 2.
Hopoo as well as Gearbox revealed the information in a joint statement (opens up in brand-new tab) published to the Risk of Rain Twitter account, as well as Hopoo validated to GamesRadar that the sale is last. The amount the IP cost has actually not been disclosed. Gearbox Publishing released 2020’s Risk of Rain 2, as well as Gearbox Entertainment obviously suched as the plan a lot that it’s demolished the entire IP. Hopoo Games itself, nevertheless, will certainly continue to be independent.
“After years of passionate publishing work on Risk of Rain 2, we have developed a deep love and respect for the IP,” Gearbox creates. “We are eager to prove ourselves as worthy custodians and ensuring a bright future for this genre-leading franchise.”
The sale of the IP has actually come as a shock to lots of Risk of Rain followers provided the collection’ independent beginnings as well as background – the initial game was made by Hopoo founders Duncan Drummond as well as Paul Morse when they were university students – however it’s not surprising that Gearbox aspired to protect possession after the success of Risk of Rain 2.
On Steam alone, Risk of Rain 2 is currently the 44th best-reviewed as well as 51st most-reviewed game according to the Steam Top 250 (opens up in brand-new tab). The struck activity roguelike has actually likewise seen excellent success on PlayStation, Xbox, as well as Switch. As Gearbox claimed in today’s declaration, the Survivors of the Void DLC is concerning gaming consoles quickly, as well as I understand from experience on computer (as well as from chatting with Hopoo earlier this year) that it’ll deserve the delay.
We’ve connected to Hopoo for even more information on the bargain as well as what it indicates for Risk of Rain, as well as we’ll upgrade our reporting if we listen to back.
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