Gearbox is one of the busiest independent video game developers, and despite the workload, the leader of the company is satisfied with the quality of the titles they are delivering and with the choices the team has made.
Randy Pitchford, the boss at Gearbox
, admits to Gamasutra that, “As far as where Gearbox is, I'm really proud of the things we've done and the things we're doing. I also always tend to feel like we're just getting started. But I'm really excited about the position we're in and what the future holds.”
The company is currently working both on Borderlands 2 and on the Aliens: Colonial Marines game that is set for next year.
The executive then confesses, “But I feel really good about the decisions we've made, and I feel really good about what we've been creating and what we have created. I feel good about what we're in the middle of, and I'm really excited about what's in front of us. I feel like all of that makes it even more possible for us to do even greater things down the road. It all kind of feeds into itself.”
Pitchford says that the parallel development of Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines
has forced Gearbox to become very good at creating tech and using different graphics styles in order to deliver their vision of a game world.
Borderlands 2 takes gamers back to Pandora, with a number of new classes that gamers need to use in order to battle Handsome Jack and the Hyperion Corporation, who have plans to turn the planet into an industrial wasteland.
The game is set to arrive on the PC, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in late October.
With Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox is updating the classic multiplayer experience with a bigger focus on horror and survival tactics.