Battleborn Lead Writer Leaves Gearbox

Aaron Linde also worked on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and the Gears of War series.


Aaron Linde, a lead writer on Gearbox's recently released shooter Battleborn, has left the Texas-based developer. He announced the news on Twitter, confirming today, June 3, was his last day at the developer.

"Absolutely love this team and am incredibly proud of the work we did together," he said.

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In a follow-up tweet, Linde confirmed that he's moving to the Pacific Northwest to take on an "awesome opportunity." He said he will share more details on this "soon."

Linde had worked at Gearbox since October 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before joining Gearbox, he worked as a writing consultant for Monolith's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. He also worked on the Gears of War franchise during a run at Microsoft.

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Battleborn launched in early May for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game got off to an "encouraging" start, according to 2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive. However, it is too soon to say if the game will enjoy a similar sales curve as Borderlands, CEO Strauss Zelnick said on an earnings call recently.

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