Randy Pitchford

Gearbox Was Asked to Make a Call of Duty Title

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has claimed his studio turned down the opportunity to make a Call of Duty title.

In an interview with Germany’s KGN  Pitchford commented that the project “was not for him”.

“I couldn’t see what there was to aim for. There would be two scenarios in which a project makes sense for Gearbox. Firstly, if the game wouldn’t come into being without us. Secondly, if we can genuinely contribute something new to an existing brand, offer a unique perspective or a new approach.

“That was not the case with Call of Duty. The people who deliver Call of Duty have to make the game that fans want and adhere to the rules of the series, to do what is expected of Call of Duty. I don’t really see a challenge there for us. It wouldn’t enhance our reputation as a studio and it wouldn’t really motivate our team.

“This is a very individual opinion and not meant to sound condescending,” he added.

Pitchford went on to say that any military themed game from Gearbox would probably be released under the studio’s own Brothers In Arms IP.