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Gearbox Software co-founder Landon Montgomery has died

MONTGOMERY WORKED ON THE HALF-LIFE, HALO, AND BORDERLAND­S SERIES DURING HIS CAREER.

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Landon Montgomery, co-founder of Gearbox Software, has died. The news was confirmed last month by Gearbox Software. “We are heartbroke­n after learning today of the passing of one of our co-founders, Landon Montgomery,” the statement 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.”

Montgomery worked at Bethesda Softworks as an artist and level designer on The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard and An Elder Scrolls Adventure: Battlespir­e, before cofounding Gearbox Software in 1999. Following that, he worked on some of the best known game series of the previous decade, including Half-Life, Brothers in Arms, Halo:

Combat Evolved, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, before leaving the studio in 2010. Montgomery remained involved with games, however, working as esports program director at marketing firm The Richards Group and then as general manager at MMO studio Daybreak Game Company. In late 2019 he took up a producer position at Nvidia.

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