As Next Borderlands Gets Started, Gearbox Writer Leaves For Hulu Show
Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch quits Gearbox Software to work on an original Hulu show with Freddie Wong.
As Gearbox Software starts to ramp up hiring for the next Borderlands game, Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch has announced his departure from the Texas-based development studio.
He's leaving Gearbox to move to Los Angeles and join the writing team for a new Hulu long-form comedy show with YouTube star Freddie Wong and his RocketJump Studios brand, creators of Video Game High School. Little else is known about this new show at the moment.
Burch isn't quitting games altogether, however, as he explains in a series of tweets that he still plans to "do video games stuff on the side." In addition, he admits there's a chance everything falls apart and that he'll return to Gearbox. Check out his tweets below.
The next Borderlands game is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which includes remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March.
Looking further ahead, last weekend at PAX South, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford announced that the studio is ready to start work on the next Borderlands. Pitchford didn't say whether this next Borderlands game is Borderlands 3, but given the fact that he called it the "big one," it seems likely.
Uh so I'm moving to LA to be head writer on this show http://t.co/rlhtWIQmZm I'll miss Gearbox a LOT but uh yeah this could be really fun— Anthony Burch (@reverendanthony) January 30, 2015
AFFECTION TWEET: Thank you to everyone who was sweet and supportive of the stuff I helped contribute to at Gearbox, you made my life better— Anthony Burch (@reverendanthony) January 30, 2015
HATRED TWEET: I'm still gonna do videogames stuff on the side so don't start popping champagne or anything GG, instead maybe get peed on?— Anthony Burch (@reverendanthony) January 30, 2015
Also there's a not insignificant chance I'll fall on my face and be back at Gearbox in six months sooo don't be surprised if that happens— Anthony Burch (@reverendanthony) January 30, 2015
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