Senior Borderlands 3 Developers Leave Gearbox To Create A New Independent Game

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Axios has confirmed with Gearbox that multiple senior Borderlands 3 developers have left the studio, with most reportedly working on a new independent project together.

The departures total 7 people and include Senior Producer Christopher Brock, Lead Mission Designer Keith Schuler, Art Director Scott Kester, UX/Game Feel Director Chris Strasz, Lead Character Artist Kevin Penrod, and the game's Creative Director Paul Sage.


Their exit was announced internally a few weeks ago and Gearbox has already begun to shift developers over to their positions. These departures come after Borderlands 3 co-writer Danny Homan left Gearbox in May.

However, this new project the team at Gearbox has been working on has reportedly been invigorated by the excitement brought in from fresh blood leading the project these seven developers left.

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford told Axios that the group of developers is leaving the studio "on the best of terms" and that their departure has caused minimal disruption to the project they were working on that was in pre-production.

Alongside this project, Gearbox is also developing Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, which is on track to release in Early 2022 and provides a fantasy RPG twist on the traditional looter shooter.


You can stay up to date with the latest information we have about the title here. We are expecting to hear more this Summer.