Gearbox Software Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 24, 2006 12:47pm PST

There's a new Q&A with Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford over at FiringSquad this afternoon. Pitchford is asked about the Brothers in Arms franchise, other Gearbox Software projects, his thoughts on Microsoft porting Halo 2 to the Windows Vista OS, digital distribution, next-gen consoles and challenges the PC & videogame industry has to deal with.

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  • Regarding what they're working on:

    Here's a last hint about a couple of the things we're cooking up - When we started Gearbox, we planned to make things we thought would be great and to work on other people's things we think are great. Halo isn't the last time Gearbox will work with something we didn't invent from scratch.

    I'll take a stab at guessing that this refers to a statement Pitchford made in an old Q&A about what he would do if he were given the Doom franchise to work on. Doom 3 sold enopugh to warrant another game but I think iD realized that the SP campaign didn't pass muster with a lot of current gamers so they probably have given it to a 3rd party. I'll say that 3rd party is Gearbox.

    Duvall-Magic I want the ability for limbs to be blown off and a Team-Fortress style MP component.

    *puts hands up in mock surrender*
    Thats all I'm sayin'.....