Tiny Tina''s Wonderlands, a Borderlands spin-off, has been called a "great victory" for Gearbox, which says the company "now [has] a new franchise on its hands," with more "experiences" already in development.
Tiny Tina''s Wonderlands was released back in March, following Borderlands 2''s much-loved DLC film Tiny Tina''s Assault on Dragon Keep, and transforming it into a full-length game of first-person fantasy adventuring.
On its release, critics commended it - Eurogamer referred it to as "endearing" despite its "hodgepodge design" - and it''s apparently been enough of a commercial success that Gearbox is now eager to do more.
According to Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford, who spoke during the annual general meeting on Tiny Tina''s Wonderlands as a "major victory" for the developer. "Wonderlands shattered all of our expectations, both critically and commercially," Pitchford said. "I''m very pleased to report that, out addition to great financial rewards from this victory that will be coming our way in the coming quarters, we have established a solid beachhead."
Wonderlands'' success signified that "we now have a new franchise on our hands," Pitchford said, adding "future experiences" are already in the works at Gearbox, but there remains to be seen if these "experiences" are DLC for the current game or full-fat follow-ups of some sort.
"Great victory," according to Word of Wonderlands, has resulted in the admission that another of Embracer Group''s high-profile titles - developer Volition''s Saints Row reboot - did not get the reception the company was hoping for when it began last month.