According to tweets from his account earlier today, the creator and creative director of Borderlands, Matthew Armstrong, has left Gearbox.
After a cryptic tweet of “Things change.”, Armstrong tweeted the following, letting it be known that he no longer is working at Gearbox Software:
No longer working at @GearboxSoftware. I will always love Gearbox, but it's adventure time.
— Matthew Armstrong (@MisterArmstrong) April 17, 2015
Armstrong, who was credited as a Writer and Game Design Director on the first Borderlands, gave no indication of what the reasoning was for his departure, but in his last couple of tweets he did wish all those in 2K Australia (who recently shut down) a farewell message, so it could have something to do with that.
We will update this post if Gearbox or Matthew reach out.