Matthew Armstrong, the creator of Borderlands series, has left his role as Director and Lead Designer at developer Gearbox Software.

Armstrong took to his Twitter account to announce the news.  “Things changed,” the Tweet said.  “I will always love Gearbox, but it’s adventure time.”

Speaking to Game Informer, Armstrong explains that after the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Claptastic Voyage, and the Handsome Collection he found himself in a “temporarily non-vital” position at the company.  “I could leave without damaging Borderland or Gearbox too much if I did it at this moment,” Armstrong said, “so now was the time.”

Armstrong goes on to say that he thinks both Gearbox and the Borderlands series will continue to do well and that now was just his time to move on to a new journey.  “I’ve been thinking about it for a while,” Armstrong explains.  “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.”

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