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Opinion Game Dev Several senior Borderlands 3 staffers are leaving Gearbox to start a new project together


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014

According to a report by Axios Gaming, the seven staff had started pre-production work on a new Gearbox project, but will now be leaving the company.

They are reportedly forming a new team to work on an independent project together.

The departing members are:

  • Christopher Brock – senior producer
  • Keith Schuler – lead mission designer
  • Scott Kester – art director
  • Paul Sage – creative director
  • Chris Strasz – UX / game feel director
  • Kevin Penrod – lead character artist
Other staff were informed of the news two weeks ago, with a seventh senior staff member also confirmed to be leaving.

Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford confirmed the news to Axios, stating that the seven staff are leaving “on the best of terms”.

“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,” Pitchford added.

“The bulk of our attention at the moment is dedicated to finishing ‘[Tiny Tina’s] Wonderlands, which is on-track.”


Dec 1, 2012
Good riddance, Borderlands is essentially done. BL3 did nothing to innovate, same ol' content with a shitter story.
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Feb 24, 2012
United Kingdom
I wonder how much of an impact this many seniors/leads/directors leaving will have on Gearbox’s games. I suppose time will tell, but maybe the Axios 7 are the ones that caused BL3 to be a bit disappointing and Gearbox can shine again.