Today, giant bomb announced that the site’s co-founder, Jeff Gerstmann, left the popular video game site after almost 15 years. A blog post announcing the departure explained that “giant bomb and Jeff Gerstmann have agreed to go their separate ways.”
In a long blog post shared on giant bomb‘s website, staff said they would be “transparent” about Gerstmann’s departure, calling it “hard news” and a “big moment” for the site and its future.
“Jeff has shaped Huge bombb in profound ways and he was also a key player in bringing on board the voices that have shaped the site through its various eras. Til today, giant bomb The influence on the way video games are treated online remains as pervasive as ever, and Jeff remains inextricably linked to that legacy.
But things change: life unfolds; Priorities shift and people come and go. And the same goes for giant bomb.
Nor why he left today giant bomb Gerstmann also did not share any specific details and only stated that an agreement had been reached between the parties to “go their separate ways”.
the previous GameSpot Editor-in-Chief confirmed the message via his own personal Twitter He announced that today, June 6th, would be his last day at the company. He also hinted at more details and information to come via a stream on his own Twitch channel tomorrow.
In the blog post announcing the news, giant bomb also spoke about the future of the site after his exit and explained that this departure will not lead to a “giant bomb 2.o” and that it is still planned to be a “weird and welcoming corner of the internet”.”
It can be difficult to adapt to change. But we’re still building the bomb, and you’ll get a much more detailed announcement on the bombcast on June 7th, so make sure to tune in. Starting tomorrow there will be a renewed focus on a core group of nine giant bomb Crew members and we’ll be providing updates on future content, the plan for Premium and hopefully answering most questions you might have and maybe even a few that you didn’t know you had.
We’re more excited than ever for what’s to come, and we hope you will be too.
There is no 2.0. There is only Giant Bomb. See you tomorrow.
Gerstmann’s sudden departure continues the trend of older employees leaving the popular video game site today.
Last year in Maythree of legacy Site members Vinny Caravella, Alex Navarro, and Brad Shoemaker left the site. They went off and started their own thing called Nextlander.
These departures all came after the news in September 2020 that the former parent company of GameSpot and giant bomb –ViacomCBS— had sold the sites to digital marketing company Red Ventures. While Caravella tried to quash rumours rumors circulate among fans that it was this new owner that had led to a churn of employeesd longtime viewers of the site remain.
https://kotaku.com/giant-bomb-jeff-gertsmann-14-years-leaving-departure-bo-1849025179 Jeff Gertsmann is leaving Giant Bomb after 14 years