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Gearbox Software’s Mission: To Entertain the World.

We are an award-winning, independent developer of interactive entertainment based near Dallas, Texas. Founded in February 1999 by game industry veterans and led to this day by its founding developers, Gearbox Software has distinguished itself as one of the most respected and recognized independent video game makers in the world.

The diverse and passionate members of the Gearbox Software team share a common identity – we feel we were made to set our time and talent towards bringing joy, fun and happiness to our customers through our craft.

Since its inception and our first release, Half-Life: Opposing Force, the talented developers at Gearbox Software have had the pleasure of creating video games for some of the most exciting and revered brands on the planet. The Gearbox Software team has also created original, owned and managed brands including the award winning, best-selling Brothers in Arms series and the record-setting, genre breaking Borderlands franchise. In addition, Gearbox Software has acquired other major video game properties including the Duke Nukem and Homeworld brands. With all of its owned franchises, the people of Gearbox Software enjoy driving and managing a deep portfolio of licensed and internally produced ancillary products including video games, comic books, action figures, apparel, art prints, fictional novels, non-fiction reference books, and linear media content for film and television.

Ultimately, Gearbox Software is a family of talented, inventive and passionate individuals who want to collaborate with smart, committed, capable people with a quality of character that seek to inspire and be inspired – that care about creativity, happiness and the desire to make wonderful, engaging and exciting things that our customers feel is very valuable so that we may learn the lessons of experience together and share together in the rewards from a job well done.

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced
2015 Fourth Gearbox Community Day held at PAX South in San Antonio, TX

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced
2015 Fourth Gearbox Community Day held at PAX South in San Antonio, TX

The Studio

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Talent

The family at Gearbox is a passionate group always pushing each other forward to greater things. An open culture of communication across all areas of expertise helps the team get better every day at trying to make some of the best entertainment in the world.

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Press Releases

Gearbox Software Reveals First Tantalizing Footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection; Game Launches February 25

The legendary space real-time strategy series is back with gorgeous ultra high-definition graphics and compatibility with the modern operating systems

Join the conversation on Twitter at @HomeworldGame

TEXAS--Amid its large-scale presence at the PAX South gaming convention in San Antonio, independent developer Gearbox Software offered a glimpse of Homeworld Remastered Collection, the long-awaited, ultra high-definition remastering of the acclaimed strategy series. The Texas-based developer also announced that the game will be released for PC on February 25, 2015 (yes, just a month away) with pre-orders open now on Steam for $34.99 -- currently just $29.74 with a 15% pre-order discount.

Homeworld Remastered Collection updates and introduces the landmark space strategy games to modern audiences. The collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, painstakingly remastered by Gearbox in cooperation with key members of the original development team and members of the series’ passionate fan community. As a free bonus, this collection also includes the original versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 with compatibility updates, preserving the purest form of the original releases. Anyone who purchases Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive free access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta when the collection releases on February 25, 2015.

The Homeworld series has a long legacy and is regarded by many as one of the best strategy series of all time. Following its release in 1999 by publisher Sierra and developer Relic Entertainment, Homeworld received several Game of the Year awards and redefined the RTS genre. Its sequel, Homeworld 2, launched in 2003, and was similarly praised by critics for its innovative controls and changes to multiplayer. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative franchise and personally spearheaded Gearbox Software’s acquisition of Homeworld from THQ in 2013.

The first-ever gameplay footage – shown this weekend to a packed room at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio and available here on YouTube – highlights the extensive effort that has gone into updating the games for modern audiences. Homeworld Remastered Collection refreshes these tremendous games with new, high-resolution textures and models, the latest graphics-rendering technology, as well as a fully remastered score and new voice recordings from the original cast.

Gamers who purchase Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta, which kicks off alongside Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25, 2015. Competitive multiplayer modes for Homeworld and Homeworld 2 have been joined to offer players access to races, maps and game modes from both games in one integrated multiplayer experience. This beta combines code from over 15 years ago with newly-written changes, and will be shaped by fan feedback as development progresses.

“Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs,” said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software. “We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.”

In addition to re-releasing Homeworld and Homeworld 2 in both Classic and Remastered form, Gearbox Software has paired with Blackbird Interactive – a studio founded by Homeworld veterans Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz – to create an all-new entry in the Homeworld series for PC. Titled “Homeworld Shipbreakers,“ the upcoming strategy game takes place before the events of the first Homeworld and serves as a prequel to the series. More information on Shipbreakers will be announced as development progresses.

"It is a very special and rare thing to see a project so close to your heart not only get re-released, but remastered with such loving care and attention,” said Rob Cunningham, who co-founded Relic Entertainment and served as the original art director of Homeworld . He later co-founded Blackbird Interactive, which is developing Homeworld Shipbreakers. “That fact alone is a wonderful privilege for me, but it is beyond rare to be working on an all-new entry as well! I have been sucked into a bubbling time-vortex hot tub of Homeworld – and I love it."

For more information, visit www.homeworldremastered.com, follow Gearbox Software at gearboxsoftware.com and @GearboxSoftware on Twitter, and find Homeworld on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homeworldgame and on Twitter at @HomeworldGame.

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for award winning, best-selling video games developed for all major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and headquartered near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the critically acclaimed, award winning Brothers in Arms franchise and the record-breaking, genre-setting Borderlands franchise. In addition to having developed video games in some of the world's greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox Software’s success has been supported through many key and mutually beneficial business relationships with the world's greatest video game platform and publishing partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve/Steam, Apple, and Take-Two/2K.

Homeworld Remastered is © 2015 Battlestar, LLC, and published and distributed by Gearbox Software. Homeworld, Gearbox & the Gearbox Software logos are registered trademarks, and the Homeworld logo is a trademark, all used courtesy of Gearbox Software, LLC. Homeworld: Shipbreakers is © 2015 Battlestar, LLC, and published and distributed by Gearbox Software. Homeworld: Shipbreakers is a trademark, and used courtesy of Gearbox Software, LLC. Relic is a registered trademark. Blackbird Interactive is a registered trademark.

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Gearbox Software Reveals First Tantalizing Footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection; Game Launches February 25

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2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce the Wait is Over - Duke Nukem Forever® is Now Available

Duke Nukem Forever® Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum During The Gadget Show Live 2011

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Borderlands™ Game of the Year Edition Detonates at Retail Stores Across North America

Duke Nukem Franchise Transferred to Gearbox Software

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