Borderlands Creator Matt Armstrong Leaves Gearbox

Borderlands Creator Matt Armstrong Leaves Gearbox

Lee Bradley

The creator of Borderlands, Matt Armstrong, has announced that he has left Gearbox Software, saying that: “Things changed”. The developer announced his departure on Friday. Speaking on Twitter, Armstrong said: “Things change. Things changed. No longer working at @GearboxSoftware. I will always love Gearbox, but it's adventure time.”

Armstrong’s first credited game was Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition in 1996. He went on to help write Half-Life, before becoming a level designer on Halo: Combat Evolved. He has also worked on the Prototype and Brothers in Arms series. Armstrong wrote and acted as design director on the original Borderlands in 2009.

Armstrong is the latest in a line of high-profile departures from the Borderlands family. In January, Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch revealed that he was leaving Gearbox to pursue non-gaming related projects. Then last week news broke that 2K Australia is to shut, following the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

  • So he's now going to be working on the next Adventure time game, stylized as a FPS like Popcap did with PVZ
  • didnt he just say its adventure time ? dont think hes saying hes working on a new adventure time game
  • PvZ wasn't an FPS........
  • Sad to see cause love the series but I'm sure he'll form his own studio and make great indie games. Really sad about 2k Australia though, they made a awesome game then bam, shut down.
  • TPS wasn't that awesome though was it, lets be honest, not when compared to BL2 which was phenomenal. TPS was average at best and felt like a huge DLC.
  • TPS was a good game.. People just expected BL2 which lets face it is a tough game to top.. It's just a filler for what happened between 1+2, and a little bit between 2+3... Just hope they pull off a decent BL3 though.. what with how good Tales from the Borderlands is as well.
  • Also they were rumored to have been remaking BL 1 as well.. just hope that someone else carries it on.. The amount of hours I've already put into BL2 on Xbox 1.. I've not even touched TPS yet.. But would have much preferred a BL 1 remake though.
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  • @8 Oooh so that is what you do now Matt. I can now see why you left Gearbox :)
  • Still can't believe Burch left :( I hope BL3 still had that quality humor that Burch injected into BL2.
  • Burch left? Dang, that's news to me. I hope the story in 3 will be as good as the second game.
  • Well, losing Burch was no biggie (his writing in TPS was crap on a stick. Sad to see the talented members leave tho
  • Did he go alone or did he grab some friends?
  • It is official Borderlands 3 will never happen. Shame.
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