Gearbox Entertainment hit by massive layoff after Take-Two’s acquisition

Ddid you hear the news about Gearbox Entertainment? Yeah, the folks behind Borderlands. They’ve just been handed off from Embracer Group to Take-Two Interactive for $460 million. With Embracer cutting jobs left and right, you’d think Gearbox would be safe now, right? Not so fast.

As soon as the ink dried on the deal, word got out that Gearbox was trimming its own team. A few of the PR crew, among others, shared their layoff news on social media. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it? The PR folks had to announce their own exits.

Jennifer Locke, one of the PR Managers, shared a heartfelt thanks for her time at Gearbox on X/Twitter, alongside many others finding themselves job hunting. Imagine going from promoting the next big game to updating your LinkedIn with “Open to Work” overnight. Steve Prince and Chris Harada, big names over there, got the same shock.

It’s still unclear how deep these layoffs cut and who was affected. But they’re a reminder of how unpredictable working in the gaming industry can be. One day, you’re part of launching epic titles, and the next, you’re on the lookout for the next gig.

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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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