Borderlands Director Waves Goodbye to Gearbox

Matthew Armstrong, the creator and director of the Borderlands franchise, has decided to leave Gearbox Software.

"Things changed. No longer working at @GearboxSoftware," Armstrong announced in a post on Twitter. "I will always love Gearbox, but it's adventure time."

Game Informer reached out for further comment on his decision to leave the studio, to which he replied: 

Pre-SequelClaptastic Voyage, and Handsome collection all shipped.  In a rare moment, I was temporarily non-vital. I could leave without damaging Borderlands or Gearbox too much if I did it at this moment, so now was the time.

I think Gearbox will do great in the future, and I think Borderlands will stay strong and awesome. I've been thinking about it for a while.  I'm not quitting out of anger or getting fired.  It's just time for new adventures. I'm an inventor. I'm ready to make something new. Not just new to me, but new to everyone.

Here's to hoping whatever Armstrong inevitably creates next is just as amazing. He certainly has the chops and creative know-how to make something completely new that resonates with a wide sector of the gaming populace.