Landon Montgomery, Co-Founder Of Gearbox Software, Has Passed Away

This week we learned of the passing of Landon Montgomery, who was one of the co-founders of Gearbox Software. He was 46-years-old. The cause of Montgomery's death was not immediately provided. In a statement made to the public, the company posted a quick message on their Twitter account. "We are heartbroken after learning today of the passing of one of our co-founders, Landon Montgomery," it reads. "In our earliest years, Landon played a big role in helping to set our path. We will always be thankful and remember him for being a part of our lives. During this trying time, our thoughts, support, and affection are with those who were closest to him."

Landon Montgomery, Co-Founder Of Gearbox Software, Has Passed Away

Prior to Gearbox, Montgomery worked for Bethesda as an artist and level designer. Having a hand in The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard and An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire. After forming Gearbox Software, he oversaw day-to-day operations at the studio. Which had a hand in games such as Borderlands, Halo, and Half-Life under his watch. He directed and produced a few games as well, including Gearbox's first self-owned title Brothers in Arms. As well as Half-Life: Opposing Force and James Bond: Nightfire. Montgomery left the company he founded in 2010 to pursue other interests, which included being a manager at Daybreak Games, and eventually working for NVIFIA as a producer when he passed away.

Our hearts go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.

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