Gearbox Software program has introduced that former chief expertise officer Steve Jones will now function the brand new president of Gearbox Software program following a management shuffle. Gearbox Leisure co-founder Randy Pitchford will nonetheless function CEO and President of the Gearbox mother or father firm and shift his focus in the direction of movie and TV because the president of the newly-formed Gearbox Studios.
Was that complicated? Effectively, buckle up. Principally, the online game improvement wing of Gearbox accountable for video games like Borderlands will now be run by Jones. In the meantime, Gearbox’s mother or father firm, Gearbox Leisure (which was acquired by the Embracer Group earlier this yr) will nonetheless be overseen by Pitchford.
Moreover, Pitchford will function president of a brand new division referred to as Gearbox Studios which can oversee the corporate’s movie and TV tasks beginning with the upcoming Borderlands live-action film.
In a tweet, Pitchford additional defined that he will likely be accountable for “excessive stage inventive and enterprise technique” whereas additionally serving as a “hybrid” Chief Artistic Officer the place crucial. Which means Pitchford will nonetheless supply steerage on varied inventive tasks at Gearbox.
Jones, in the meantime, will lead all manufacturing and improvement actions at Gearbox’s sport studio and oversee the a number of AAA video games at present in improvement.
Gearbox was based in 1999 and over time the studio has labored on tasks like Half-Life, Brothers in Arms, Duke Nukem, Aliens, and Borderlands below Pitchford. An official Borderlands film starring Cate Blanchett was introduced in 2020, increasing the corporate’s footprint to movie.
Gearbox Studios is at present creating Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a Borderlands spinoff set in a twisted fantasy tabletop RPG.
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