Veteran Borderlands 3 Devs Leave Gearbox
Several senior Borderlands 3 developers are leaving Gearbox to work on a new, unannounced project together, Axios reported today.
The departures included the loot shooter’s creative director Paul Sage, senior producer Christopher Brock, art director Scott Kester, UX director Chris Strasz, lead mission designer Keith Schuler, and lead character artist Kevin Penrod. According to Axios, the resignations were announced two weeks ago, and totalled seven in all, but did not specify who that last person was.
“I can confirm that a handful of developers are transitioning to a new, independent effort outside of Gearbox,” Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told Kotaku in a statement, noting that the parting happened on good terms. “Before their transition, the group was part of a not-yet-announced pre-production team and their departure will cause minimal disruption in our current plans.”
He added that the studio is currently focused on completing Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, announced last month and set to come out in early 2022, and that the team is still “on track” to hit that release window.
It’s not clear if the project currently …
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