The Borderlands series is one of the very few franchises launched during the past console generation that has managed to become a smashing success in a relatively short time. Even though the first Borderlands is an excellent game, it was only with the second game that the series has started enjoying its well deserved success.
Unfortunately fans of the series won’t have much to be happy about today. Matthew Armstrong, the creator Borderlands, has confirmed on Twitter that he is no longer working at Gearbox Software. The news has left fans of the franchise rather confused, since Mr. Armstrong didn’t elaborate further on the matter. Some have speculated that his leaving Gearbox is related to the closing of 2K Australia, the team behind the third game of the franchise, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
However it looks like Matthew Armstrong has freely decided to leave Gearbox and his beloved franchise behind to purse new adventures. According to Game Informer, Mr. Armstrong found himself in a moment when he could leave without damaging the series and the team and so he took the opportunity. He has also confirmed that he wasn’t fired and that he didn’t quit out of anger. Not that it really matters to the heartbroken Borderlands fans who are waiting for news of the next game of the series.
The latest release of the series is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. The collection, released not even a month ago on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America and Europe, includes Borderands 2 and last year’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, complete with all released DLC packs and graphical enhancements. Check out the Collection if you have never played a game of the series and love first person games with a little more depth. You will surely be charmed by the unique settings and characters of the Gearbox games. And then you will probably understand our own disappointment for the series losing its creator.