Microsoft is also said to have been interested in acquiring Gearbox to include them in Xbox Game Studios.
Last week, it was surprisingly announced that Borderlands developer Gearbox Software will join Embracer Group with its company.
Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, will include Gearbox as a separate group. The deal is worth $1.3 billion.
Would Microsoft also have been willing to pay this sum?
We can’t say for sure. However, there is supposed to have been interest in Gearbox, as industry experts Brad Sams and Jez Corden confirm.
However, Microsoft was not able to seal a deal for whatever reason.