A total of seven seniors Borderlands the developers are leaving Gearbox Software to work on a new independent project. The senior developers announced the internal departure “about two weeks ago”, many of whom worked on Borderlands 3 and working on another project in pre-production.
Among the departures are the high-level manufacturer for Borderlands franchise Christopher Brock, lead mission designer Keith Schuler and art director Scott Kester, all of whom have worked at Gearbox for over a decade. Others include Borderlands 3 creative director Paul Sage, UX director Chris Strasz and main character artist Kevin Penrod.
The cast members are all working on a project in pre-production, and according to Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Entertainment, the departure is “under the best of circumstances” and “will cause disruption.” minimum in [the company’s] current plan. Pitchford adds that, for now, the company is focusing on finishing Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is said to be on the right track.
Another source from within the company said that the departure represents the departure of the “old guardian of the studio”, and that there is excitement in the studio now that “fresh blood” will lead the projects. alternative for them. The news comes just two years after the latest mainstream release Borderlands game, Borderlands 3, which Axios notes could allow developers to collect royalties on games.
Borderlands 3 released in 2019, sold over 5 million copies within the first five days and broke several other sales records of publisher 2K Games. While the game was supposed to receive cross-platform support earlier this year, the publisher asked Gearbox remove feature from PlayStation console only, possibly due to reports that Sony is claiming revenue losses due to crossplay.
Coming up next Borderlands-Related game from Gearbox is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, there will be one all-star cast as well as a unique custom character creation system unlike before Borderlands titles. New name, Wonderland, representing a broader departure from Borderlands, which hopes to open up a whole new franchise with this spin-off.
The studio members who have left to work on their own projects still don’t have a new studio name (at least a public one), and it’s still unknown what game they’re working on.
https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/23/borderlands-developers-leave-gearbox/ | Senior Borderlands Developers Leave Gearbox To Work On New Project