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Obituary: Gearbox co-founder Landon Montgomery has passed away

Landon Montgomery, one of the co-founders of Brothers in Arms and Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, has passed away.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 26, 2020

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Landon Montgomery, one of the co-founders of Brothers in Arms and Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, has passed away. 

During his time at the company, Montgomery directed and produced a number of acclaimed titles like the Half-Life: Opposing Force expansion pack -- which was developed by Gearbox and published by Valve -- James Bond 007: Nightfire, and the original Brothers in Arms

He also worked on Halo: Combat Evolved after Gearbox was tasked with porting the acclaimed shooter to Windows back in 2003. Although he departed the studio in 2011 after over a decade, the company has paid tribute to his impact and legacy.

"We are heartbroken after learning today of the passing of one of our co-founders, Landon Montgomery. In our earliest years, Landon played a big role in helping set our path," wrote the studio on social media.

"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."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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