Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford becomes President of Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software has announced that former Chief Technology Officer Steve Jones will be the new president of Gearbox Software following a change of leadership. Gearbox Entertainment co-founder Randy Pitchford will continue to be CEO and President of Gearbox’s parent company, shifting its focus to film and television as President of the newly established Gearbox Studios.

Was it confusing? Well, buckle up. Basically, Gearbox’s video game development department for games like Borderlands will be run by Jones. Meanwhile, Gearbox Entertainment, the parent company of Gearbox (acquired) By Embracer Group (Early this year) is still overseen by Pitchford.

Borderlands Movie-Cast Photo

In addition, Pitchford will be president of a new division called Gearbox Studios, overseeing the company’s film and television projects, starting with the next Borderlands live-action film.

so TweetPitchford further explained that he will be responsible for “high-level creative and business strategy” and, if necessary, “hybrid” chief creative officer. Meaning Pitchford will continue to provide guidance on various creative projects in Gearbox.

Meanwhile, Jones will lead all production and development activities at Gearbox’s game studio and oversee several AAA games currently under development.

Gearbox was founded in 1999 and for many years the studio has worked on projects such as Half-Life, Brothers in Arms, Duke Nukem, Aliens and Borderlands in Pitchford. The official Borderlands movie starring Cate Blanchett was released in 2020, and the company’s footsteps have expanded to include movies.

Gearbox Studios is currently developing Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a Borderlands spin-off set in a twisted fantasy tabletop RPG.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.You can reach him @lawoftd..