Various senior Gearbox builders behind the Borderlands series have left the studio to discovered their own crew, together with inventive director Paul Sage and senior producer Christopher Brock. According to CEO Randy Pitchford, the builders had apparently been engaged on a “not yet announced” game unrelated to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

According to the report by Axios, seven high-profile senior members of Gearbox have now left the corporate, which was apparently introduced to workers internally round two weeks’ in the past. Senior producer Christopher Brock had been at Gearbox for 14 years, and each lead mission designer Keith Schuler and artwork director Scott Kester had additionally been on the studio for greater than a decade.

Borderlands 3 inventive director Paul Sage, UX/Game Feel director Chris Strasz, and lead character artist Kevin Penrod are additionally leaving. Apart from Borderlands Three co-writer Danny Homan, who left again in May to be a part of Respawn, all of those senior Gearbox builders are leaving to start their own impartial studio – coincidentally, precisely what occurred with Respawn, which was started by ex-Infinity Ward developers.

Axios reached out to Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford, who confirmed that the builders left the studio “on the best of terms” – and, apparently, had all been engaged on a mysterious new game that hasn’t been introduced yet. “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.” Borderlands four maybe?

According to an Axios supply, “fresh blood is now going to be leading the project they left” and the crew was truly enthusiastic about this reality. Pitchford additionally added that “the bulk of our attention at the moment is dedicated to finishing [Tiny Tina’s] Wonderlands, which is on track.” Wonderlands should be expected to get a release sometime in 2022, so don’t anticipate any additional Gearbox tasks earlier than then – apart from the Borderlands movie, in fact.

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