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Gearbox Founder Landon Montgomery Dead At 46

Known for his work on seminal franchises equivalent to Half-Life, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Borderlands, Gearbox Software co-founder Landon Montgomery handed away on the age of 46 based on a March 25 assertion made on the studio’s own Twitter account. The reason for dying has not been made public by authorities or the household. The social media assertion by the studio learn:

We are heartbroken after studying at this time of the passing of one among our co-founders, Landon Montgomery. In our earliest years, Landon performed a giant function in serving to to set our path. We will all the time be grateful and bear in mind him for being a part of our lives. During this making an attempt time, our ideas, help, are with those that had been closest with him.

Gearbox Founder Landon Montgomery Dead At 46

In Memoriam pic.twitter.com/IYo8hMbpYH

— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) March 25, 2020

Montgomery served as co-founder, COO, and artist for Gearbox from 1999 to September 2010, with work credit together with director of improvement for 2002’s 007: Nightfire, lead animator on 2006’s Brothers In Arms: D-Day, artist and mannequin editor for 2001’s Half-Life, and scores of different video games. The studio exceeding over one billion {dollars} in web revenues below Montgomery’s tenure.

He left the studio in late 2010 to pursue a brand new problem as Director of esports for Dallas/Forth Worth firm The Richard Group and later resigned from a General Manager function with San Diego studio Daybreak Games. His final and most up-to-date function was with NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios as a full-time producer and based mostly in Santa Clara, California.

Landon’s work and affect on a studio as important to the 2000s can’t be acknowledged sufficient, with Gearbox having its arms in among the largest titles of that decade in some kind or one other. Montgomery additionally tried to department out into the world of fiction with his first novel Promise of Departure in 2012 for which he was nominated for the IPPY Award for Best Fiction and was the 2012 Reader Views Literary award winner.

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