But he's not leaving the company!

Co-Founder of the Development Studio Behind Borderlands Steps Down As President

Randy Pitchford has stepped down as the Gearbox Software president. However, he will remain in a prominent position at the company.

Pitchford stepping down as Gearbox Software president is a result of a big leadership shuffle. Pitchford co-founded Gearbox Entertainment 22 years ago, in February 1999. Filling the shoes of Pitchford will be former chief technology officer Steve Jones, who is now Gearbox Software president.

Congratulations to Steve Jones, who I have recently promoted to become President of Software at The Gearbox Entertainment Company,” tweeted Pitchford.

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So, what role will Randy Pitchford play at Gearbox?

Randy Pitchford will continue serving as CEO and President of Gearbox Software parent company, Gearbox Entertainment. Furthermore, Pitchford will also serve as the president of the newly formed Gearbox Studios. The newly formed Gearbox Studios will oversee TV series and movies produced by the company.

So, in a nutshell, Steve Jones will oversee the video games produced by Gearbox, while Pitchford will not only help lead the overall company, but also the entertainment division. Which will, of course, include the upcoming Borderlands live-action movie.

Unfortunately, this news does mean that Randy Pitchford won’t be pursuing a career as a full-time magician. So don’t expect to see him on America’s Got Talent anytime soon.

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Credit: Gearbox/Lionsgate

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