Gearbox Software has introduced that former chief know-how officer Steve Jones will now function the brand new president of Gearbox Software following a management shuffle. Gearbox Entertainment co-founder Randy Pitchford will nonetheless function CEO and President of the Gearbox father or mother firm and shift his focus in the direction of movie and TV because the president of the newly-formed Gearbox Studios.
Was that complicated? Well, buckle up. Basically, the online game growth wing of Gearbox accountable for video games like Borderlands will now be run by Jones. Meanwhile, Gearbox’s father or mother firm, Gearbox Entertainment (which was acquired by the Embracer Group earlier this 12 months) will nonetheless be overseen by Pitchford.
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Furthermore, Pitchford will function president of a brand new division referred to as Gearbox Studios which is able to oversee the corporate’s movie and TV initiatives beginning with the upcoming Borderlands live-action movie.
In a tweet, Pitchford additional defined that he might be accountable for “excessive degree artistic and enterprise technique” whereas additionally serving as a “hybrid” Chief Creative Officer the place essential. Meaning Pitchford will nonetheless provide steering on varied artistic initiatives at Gearbox.
Jones, in the meantime, will lead all manufacturing and growth actions at Gearbox’s recreation studio and oversee the a number of AAA video games presently in growth.
Gearbox was based in 1999 and over time the studio has labored on initiatives like Half-Life, Brothers in Arms, Duke Nukem, Aliens, and Borderlands beneath Pitchford. An official Borderlands film starring Cate Blanchett was introduced in 2020, increasing the corporate’s footprint to movie.
Gearbox Studios is presently creating Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a Borderlands spinoff set in a twisted fantasy tabletop RPG.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.