Longtime Game Informer employee Andrew Reiner shared on Twitter earlier today he joined Borderlands Gearbox Software developer. As Managing Director of Global Creative, Reiner will help oversee games in development at the studio, such as October’s New Tales from the Borderlands.
“I look forward to working with the amazing development teams at Gearbox to find new ways to entertain the world,” Reiner tweeted. Last week he announced that he leave the magazine exit.
Gearbox’s structure has changed significantly since it was acquired by Embracer Group in 2021. Last year, former CTO Steve Jones replaced Randy Pitchford as the company’s president.
At Game Informer, Reiner has been a writer for the point of sale for nearly 30 years. After Andy McNamara, then EIC, left gaming journalism in 2020 to work at Electronic Arts, he took over as the magazine’s new editor. Now, longtime writer Matt Miller will serve as the magazine’s EIC.
“I will be moving from writing game news to creating it,” Reiner wrote in his blog post last week. “I’ve always wanted to make a game, and now I get to see what development is all about and hope to contribute to the process in a meaningful way.”