Gearbox thinks Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has “new franchise” potential
The spin-off “shattered” goal expectations
The fantasy-themed Borderlands spin-off sport Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands might need appeared like an experimental one-off, nevertheless it’s been profitable sufficient that Gearbox considers it a brand new franchise, with “future experiences already underneath improvement.”
Gearbox Leisure CEO Randy Pitchford spoke about Wonderlands at Embracer Group’s annual normal assembly, as transcribed by Video Video games Chronicle.
Summing up Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands as a “main victory,” Pitchford added that the fantasy-tabletop-inspired sport “shattered all of our goal expectations, each critically and commercially,” and that “along with nice monetary rewards from this victory that shall be coming our method within the coming quarters, we have now established a agency beachhead.”
“We now clearly have a brand new franchise on our arms, with future experiences already underneath improvement at Gearbox,” Pitchford stated.
It’s value noting that Gearbox made a transfer to purchase Misplaced Boys Interactive, the co-development studio on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, again in April.
As somebody who was initially postpone by the thought however ended up liking Wonderlands greater than anticipated, I can simply see them doing a (hopefully much more assured) sequel.
That stated, even amongst gamers who dug this D&D-inspired, overworld-traversing, build-your-own-class shakeup, the season move actually left a foul style that’s nonetheless lingering — the DLC wasn’t substantial sufficient in comparison with Borderlands correct, not by a longshot.
I solely performed by way of the principle Wonderlands marketing campaign as soon as, and by no means messed with the endgame actions, however that’s regular for me in relation to the Borderlands sequence; others, who play these video games particularly for the endgame grind, didn’t fare as nicely.
To sum it up, I feel it was value taking part in, however any new “experiences” underneath the Wonderlands umbrella can’t coast on the success of this primary sport, which had a serious curiosity issue going for it. Expectations shall be greater subsequent time round.