Gearbox HQ hit by bomb threat

A car bomb threat was issued to the building that Gearbox Software, creator of the Borderlands series, is based in.

Studio boss Randy Pitchfordtweeteda series of updates from the dev’s HQ in Piano, Texas. The police eventually gave the all clear, but did not give any more details of the threat. Pitchford stressed on Twitter that he had not called in the threat.

It’s not 100 per cent clear whether Gearbox was the business being targeted, as the studio shares a building with several other companies.

Head over to Develop for more details.

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Craig Chapple is mobile insights strategist, EMEA at mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower and was senior editor at PocketGamer.biz.