Gearbox Software program has introduced that former chief know-how 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 dad or mum firm and shift his focus in the direction of movie and TV because the president of the newly-formed Gearbox Studios.
Was that complicated? Properly, buckle up. Mainly, the online game growth wing of Gearbox chargeable for video games like Borderlands will now be run by Jones. In the meantime, Gearbox’s dad or mum firm, Gearbox Leisure (which was acquired by the Embracer Group earlier this yr) will nonetheless be overseen by Pitchford.
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Moreover, Pitchford will function president of a brand new division known as Gearbox Studios which can oversee the corporate’s movie and TV initiatives beginning with the upcoming Borderlands live-action film.
In a tweet, Pitchford additional defined that he can be chargeable for “excessive degree inventive and enterprise technique” whereas additionally serving as a “hybrid” Chief Artistic Officer the place vital. That means Pitchford will nonetheless provide steerage on varied inventive 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 below 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 Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.