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Take-Two to acquire Gearbox from Embracer for $460 million – GameIndustry.biz

Take-Two Interactive has reached an agreement to acquire Gearbox Entertainment from Embracer Group for $460 million, a move that will bring franchises like “Borderlands” under Take-Two’s umbrella. The acquisition, which is expected to close by June 30, 2024, will include Gearbox Software, Gearbox Montréal, and Gearbox Studio Quebec, enhancing Take-Two’s portfolio with several key game series.


Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb helps Midwest Games navigate the industry’s choppy water – VentureBeat.com

Larry Hryb, known as Major Nelson from his time at Xbox, has transitioned to a new role as an advisor for Midwest Games, aiming to steer the company through the gaming industry’s turbulent waters. His extensive experience is expected to guide Midwest Games in creating opportunities for emerging talents and underserved regions within the gaming sector.


Microsoft Gaming boss Phil Spencer signals openness to broader store options which could lead to third-party retailers appearing on Xbox – VG247.com

Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, has expressed a willingness to integrate third-party digital storefronts like Steam and Epic Games Store into the Xbox ecosystem. This move, discussed at GDC 2024, could potentially reshape the console market by offering Xbox users more purchasing options and reducing platform fragmentation.


Marvel Rivals revealed as 6v6 team shooter from CoD and Battlefield devs – VideoGamesChronicle.com

Marvel Rivals, a new free-to-play 6v6 team shooter, has been announced by NetEase Games and Marvel Games and is set to launch on PC with an alpha test scheduled for May. The game will feature a diverse roster of Marvel characters and promises dynamic environments and strategic hero synergies, aiming to offer a unique experience within the superhero game genre.