A Randy Pitchford award? Nicely we’re recent out of Destructoid-head USB stick trophies to offer away, so perhaps this Tech Titans one will do.
Gearbox has confirmed to Destructoid that the corporate was introduced with the “Tech Titans 2021 Company Innovation Award,” whereas Pitchford himself gained for finest “Company CEO.” Tech Titans is a North Texas know-how outfit, who “rejoice firms and people in North Texas who’re remodeling the worldwide know-how business.” Sure it’s really easy to neglect that Gearbox is likely one of the few builders in Texas (Frisco, to be precise); particularly after they opened up studios in Quebec Metropolis and (extra lately) Montreal.
Whereas that microcosm of an occasion was underway, Pitchford’s legacy continues to develop in unusual methods. Some inside the business love him, others say he courts controversy. This award ceremony comes only a few months after Pitchford named new presidents of Gearbox publishing (Steve Gibson) and software program (Steve Jones).
Whereas the Embracer group could have acquired Gearbox Software program in mid-2021 (which the 2 firms consult with as a merger), the title and its status, for higher or worse, are unequivocally tied to Pitchford. So long as the cash is flowing, I don’t assume anybody on a company stage (however doubtlessly Gearbox workers) cares.