Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is “a new franchise” for Gearbox, extra “experiences” already in growth

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When Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands first launched earlier this yr, it proved to be a enjoyable fantasy romp that differentiated itself from Borderlands with tabletop RPG taste. Since launch, it’s seen excessive success within the gross sales division and acquired a handful of DLC packs. As it seems, Gearbox gained’t be stopping there.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford stated as a lot throughout Embracer Group’s annual normal assembly (the holding firm acquired Gearbox in early 2021). “Wonderlands shattered all of our target expectations, both critically and commercially,” Pitchford declared, as transcribed by VGC. “We now clearly have a new franchise on our hands, with future experiences already under development at Gearbox.” It’s not shocking to listen to that extra Borderlands-related stuff is within the works at Gearbox, however followers may not have been anticipating extra Wonderlands particularly. It’s not clear whether or not these “future experiences” might be extra DLC or totally fledged sequels, however there’s extra Tiny Tina sooner or later a method or one other.

So far, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has acquired 4 DLC packs since launch: Coiled Captors, Glutton’s Gamble, Molten Mirrors, and Shattered Spectreglass. Each one added extra quests and legendary weapons to the game’s loot pool. All of these have been included within the game’s season cross, however there’s nothing stopping Gearbox from making a second-year cross that grants entry to a different wave of DLC.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands was initially solely out there on PC by the Epic Games Store, nevertheless it got here to Steam a number of months after launch. Expanding the provision of the game absolutely performed an element within the game’s success. In addition to PC, it’s playable on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One, with full cross-play supported throughout all platforms. Its success has been paid ahead at Gearbox, permitting the corporate to make acquisitions of its personal: it scooped up Call of Duty and PUBG assist studio Lost Boys Interactive earlier this yr, after the staff lent its abilities to the event of Wonderlands.