Gearbox Publishing Announces Partnerships With Astroneer, Risk of Rain 2, Justin Roiland, and More

Gearbox Publishing Announces Partnerships With Astroneer, Risk of Rain 2, Justin Roiland, and More

Gearbox Publishing is releasing even more games.

Gearbox kicked off its PAX East panel with a reveal of games coming out through its Gearbox Publishing initiative. In the past Gearbox worked with developers like Epic and Compulsion, and now they're working with more like Justin Roiland's Squanch Games for a new slate of titles.

Gearbox Publishing is the publishing arm of the Borderlands developer. They don't develop games under its publishing brand, but rather help release them to a wide audience or just to different consoles. Gearbox unveiled several new games for its initiative today including Astroneer, Trover Saves the Universe, Pathologic 2, and Risk of Rain 2.

Astroneer is a recently released sandbox game by System Era. It was released on PC and Xbox One in February, but Gearbox will be helping System Era bring Astroneer to a bigger audience. Whether that means more consoles or international markets is unclear. You can read our Astroneer review here.

Gearbox also announced a partnership with Justin Roiland's (Rick and Morty) game development studio Squanch Games on its latest title, Trovor Saves the Universe. Trovor will be playable in both VR and on the TV.

Lastly, Gearbox announced it was publishing Risk of Rain 2, Hopoo Games 3D sequel to its 2013 2D roguelike. The first Risk of Rain was critically acclaimed, and endlessly replayable. We'll have to see if the 3D sequel will find similar success after adding a new dimension to the series.

Risk of Rain 2 is out now on Steam early access for $20. What's more, for a limited time players who purchase a copy of Risk of Rain 2 on Steam can get an extra copy to give to a friend.

Gearbox's live stream is still going and we anticipate further reveals, including a new Borderlands.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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