Gearbox Entertainment


Gearbox Entertainment Company is a Frisco, Texas–based award-winning, independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. With a mission to entertain the world, Gearbox was founded in 1999 by game industry veterans and its first release was Half-Life: Opposing Force.

Gearbox Entertainment is composed of 4 units:

Gearbox Software, a creative developer of multiple original AAA game titles and franchises.

Gearbox Publishing, the publishing unit has over the past few years established itself on the North American scene, focused on bringing titles from top independent developers to market.

Gearbox Studios, which oversees and guides full maximization of their IPs and transmedia including the development of television, motion picture, and other related adaptations of their intellectual property.

Gearbox Properties supports the vision of Gearbox Entertainment by guiding the collective vision, the creation growth, and strategy of Gearbox Entertainment universes, characters and products, and serves as a coordination unit for transmedia and business units for their valuable IPs.

Gearbox Entertainment became part of Embracer in April 2021, forming the 7th Operative Group.

Hq Frisco (TX), USA
Internal Studios 7*
Internal Headcount 1,543*
CEO Randy Pitchford
Founded 1999
* These numbers are updated every quarter in connection with our interim reports.

Key Releases

Commercially and critically successful games and game franchises including the Borderlands franchise, Brothers in Arms, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld.

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Embracer Group is a global group of creative and entrepreneurial businesses in PC/console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 900 owned or controlled franchises.

With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its eleven operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee Group, Dark Horse Media, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. The Group has 111 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries.