Frisco game developer Gearbox acquires 3D scanning company behind Hollywood films

Frisco-based Gearbox Entertainment Co., the developer of popular video game titles Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, said Wednesday it acquired Captured Dimensions, another Frisco company that provides 3D capture and scanning services for Hollywood films.

Captured Dimensions has been involved in dozens of big-name Hollywood productions, including the John Wick 3, Black Panther, Joker and the Avatar films. Its clients have included movie studios 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures and Netflix and game companies 2K Games and Electronic Arts.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jordan Williams, president and founder of Captured Dimensions, will continue to lead the company under Gearbox president and founder Randy Pitchford.

“This merger gives us an incredible runway for growth and opportunity,” Williams said in a statement. “We’re excited to work hand in-hand with some of the most talented developers around the world and continue providing our best-in-class services to our current clients and new partners.”

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Gearbox had already worked with Captured Dimensions on several projects before the deal, Sean Haran, chief business officer of Gearbox, said in a statement.

“This deal brings a wealth of talent into the Gearbox family in several key areas,” Haran said. “This acquisition brings incredible technology into the fold for future projects and enables further expansion of offerings to strategic partners across multiple business units.”

Gearbox formed a new division, Gearbox Studios, in 2021 that has movies and series in the works based on its game franchises Borderlands, Duke Nukem and Brothers in Arms.

Gearbox, founded in 1999, sold to Sweden-based game developer Embracer Group in 2021 in a deal worth up to $1.3 billion. At the time, the employee-owned company had 550 workers. It has also developed games in the Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, 007 James Bond and Halo series.

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