Borderlands Creator Has Left Gearbox

Says he’s going to eat ice-cream

The creator and creative director of Borderlands, Matthew Armstrong, has announced his departure from Gearbox Software via his twitter.

In a response to Gaminformer, he says that he wasn’t fired or quit out of anger, but was looking to move on and make something new. His departure also has nothing to do with the recent closing of 2K Australia – the developers of Borderlands: The Pre Sequel.

“Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage, and Handsome collection all shipped.  In a rare moment, I was temporarily non-vital. I could leave without damaging Borderland or Gearbox too much if I did it at this moment, so now was the time. I think Gearbox will do great in the future, and I think Borderlands will stay strong and awesome. I’ve been thinking about it for a while.  I’m not quitting out of anger or getting fired.  It’s just time for new adventures. I’m an inventor. I’m ready to make something new. Not just new to me, but new to everyone.”

He hasn’t specified where he will be going or what he will be doing, but one thing is certain – he’s gonna be eating ice cream.


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