Sad news has come to light as the news of Landon Montgomery, co-founder of Gearbox, has passed away. The news was confirmed by the official Gearbox Twitter account, with a message of support and affection going out to those who knew him.
In Memoriam pic.twitter.com/IYo8hMbpYH
— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) March 25, 2020
Online, tributes have been pouring in, as many remember Montgomery for the good he did in the world and the games he made. From working on various Half-Life titles, Halo: Combat Evolved, the Brothers in Arms series, 007 Nightfire, Deathmatch Maker, Borderlands, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Montgomery has influenced almost every one who plays games in some respect.
Today I kill graveward not in the name of loot but in honor of Landon Montgomery. F
— dr zed (@cl4pl3k) March 25, 2020
In Memory of Landon Montgomery – rest in peace sir – Thank you for your ideas and work – you have contributed to the happiness of millions of players and people pic.twitter.com/2HHXxwxWL1
— Maggie Jakobs Flynt (@EmiliaTokes) March 25, 2020
Thanks for giving us the company behind 2 decades of fun Half-Life Expansion Packs, mods, along with other contributions to the series (Opposing Force, Blue Shift, etc.), the Borderlands series, and many other games. RIP Landon Montgomery
— Man from J.U.M.P. ジスワPROJECT (@MangaHistorian) March 26, 2020
Landon will live on in the memory of our earliest games from our work with Half-Life and Halo to the creation of our first, original game Brothers in Arms. Aloha, Landon. https://t.co/vuBi3MYJp5
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) March 25, 2020
Sorry for unloading some fond memories… such a shock. I still need to process it all. He left Gearbox in 2007, I think, and I only saw him a couple of times over the last decade or so… I cannot imagine how those closest to him more recently are managing the news.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) March 26, 2020
While Montgomery left Gearbox back in 2007, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has spoken openly about his memories with Montgomery on Twitter, reminiscing on just how devoted Montogmery was to his craft.