Randy Pitchford has been largely concerned in a few of Gearbox Software program’s hottest video games – particularly, Bulletstorm and the Borderlands franchise. With the announcement of the Borderlands film, Gearbox is pivoting in direction of increasing its transmedia horizons. Consequently, Pitchford introduced that he’s stepping down from the Software program group to give attention to movie and tv initiatives as President of Gearbox Studios, albeit briefly. Pitchford may not be immediately concerned in online game improvement anymore, however he stays the corporate’s CEO. Chief Know-how Officer Steve Jones shall be filling Pitchford’s footwear.
Congratulations to Steve Jones, who I’ve just lately promoted to develop into President of Software program at The Gearbox Leisure Firm. Hooked up is a diagram of the excessive stage group chart together with excerpts from my inside employees letter asserting the promotion. pic.twitter.com/4FeX94SIW2
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) October 6, 2021
In a Twitter publish, Randy Pitchford congratulated Jones on his promotion and posted firm group diagrams and inside employees excerpts for additional context behind the personnel shift:
“If you’re at the moment working with me on any artistic stage, nothing will change. My expertise and institutional information with our manufacturers and franchises will proceed to be on the disposal of our initiatives via the present interfaces and touchpoints we’ve got been utilizing … Lastly, I shall be working to develop and develop our new Gearbox Studios enterprise unit. I hope, earlier than too lengthy, that I can assemble a self-driven small group there that features a new President of Gearbox Studios that may drive our transmedia efforts.”
What’s subsequent for Gearbox outdoors of the upcoming Borderlands film? Effectively … extra Borderlands, in fact! Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands chronicles the fantastical journey of the titular 13-year previous as she slices and shoots her means via harmful dungeons. You will meet butt stallions – sure, that is what they’re referred to as – and fire-spitting dragons all through the journey. The world continuously evolves and modifications to swimsuit Tina’s zany creativeness, so gamers will certainly be in for a wild journey. “For me, bringing precise Borderlands weapons to battle dragons, skeletons, goblins, and extra in an authentic fantasy world imagined by the galaxy’s deadliest 13-year-old, Tiny Tina, as a brand new, full-featured triple-A online game is a dream come true,” Pitchford stated in a press launch when the sport was introduced.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 25.