Mathew Armstrong Leaves Gearbox

Mathew Armstrong, Creator and Franchise Director of the Borderlands series has announced that he is leaving Gearbox Software. Armstrong said this over Twitter;

"Things changed. No longer working at @GearboxSoftware. I will always love Gearbox, but it's adventure time."

When asked by Game Informer for further comments, he had this to say;

"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."

The Borderlands series has continued to be a success for Gearbox Software over the past 5 years, despite other critical and commercial failures, such as Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

We wish Mr. Armstrong the best of luck and look forward to his future adventures.