Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford is in talks with Warner Bros. about acquiring the publisher’s intellectual property, a source has confirmed to GameSpot.
The talks are ongoing and Pitchford would not comment on the matter, the source said.
Pitchford, who is the head of Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, would not discuss the talks with GameSpot in an email, telling the publication, “I can’t talk about that, sorry.”
He did not respond to requests for comment from GameSpot over the weekend.
Pitchfords spokesperson Mark Daley confirmed the talks to Gamasutra.
Pitchfford’s current contract is with Gearbox, which he joined in 2011.
Pitchlltfords last contract expired at the end of last year.
He has also been part of Gearbox’s board since its formation.
Pitchley, who left Gearbox last year to form Gearbox Digital, has been instrumental in Gearbox software development, the developer’s largest source of revenue.
He was instrumental in the Borderlands 3 expansion for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Pitchlliott is also a co-founder and CEO of The Coalition, a virtual reality company he co-founded.
Gearbox has been a part of Valve’s virtual reality ecosystem since its launch in 2016, and the developer has previously said its aim was to make VR “the standard experience for everyone.”
Gearbox will continue to develop the Borderlands franchise.
Pitchfs recent comments suggest he is working on a sequel, but there has been no news on a release date.
Gearboxes latest console release, Borderlands 2, was a big success, selling nearly 50 million copies in the first week and hitting the $1 billion mark in sales.
Pitchson also has worked on the Uncharted series, and has directed games for Disney, Sony, Ubisoft and Warner Bros., among others.