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After surviving Embracer’s $460 million studio shuffle, director of anticipated open-world roguelike hits back at “cascading effect” of corporate consolidation

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After surviving Embracer’s $460 million studio shuffle, director of anticipated open-world roguelike hits back at “cascading effect” of corporate consolidation

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The developer of our most-anticipated open-world roguelike has hit back against the “cascading effect” that recent swathes of layoffs and corporate consolidation can have on the rest of the industry.

In the latest episode of NoClip’s ongoing Hyper Light Breaker documentary series, Alx Johnson, the game’s creative director and founder of developer Heart Breaker, discusses the impact of Borderlands developer Gearbox‘s $460 million sale to Take-Two. While the publishing rights to the Borderlands series and several other games went to the new owners, Gearbox Publishing stayed under Embracer, along with the rights to Hyper Light Breaker. The publishing label has since been renamed to Arc Games.

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