In the present day, Big Bomb introduced that the web site’s co-founder, Jeff Gerstmann, was leaving the favored online game web site after practically 15 years. In a weblog submit saying the departure, it was defined that “Big Bomb and Jeff Gerstmann have agreed to go our separate methods.”
In a prolonged weblog submit shared on Big Bomb’s web site, employees defined that they had been going to be “clear” about Gerstmann’s departure, calling it “heavy-hitting information” and a “huge second” for the location and its future.
“Jeff has formed Big Bomb in profound methods and he’s additionally been a key a part of bringing on board the voices which have outlined the location by its totally different eras. To this present day, Big Bomb’s affect on the best way video video games are lined on the web remains to be as pervasive as ever, and Jeff stays inseparably hooked up to that legacy.
However issues change: life unfolds; priorities shift, and other people come and go. And the identical goes for Big Bomb.
As for why he was leaving right this moment, neither Big Bomb nor Gerstmann shared any particular particulars, solely stating that an settlement had been reached between the events to “go our separate methods.”
The previous GameSpot editorial director confirmed the information by way of his own personal Twitter saying that right this moment, June 6, was his final day with the corporate. He additionally hinted at extra particulars and data coming tomorrow by way of a stream on his personal Twitch channel.
Within the weblog submit saying the information, Big Bomb additionally talked about the way forward for the location following his exit, stating that this departure gained’t result in a “Big Bomb 2.o” and that it nonetheless deliberate to be a “bizarre and welcoming nook of the web.”
Change might be troublesome to regulate to. However we’re nonetheless constructing the bomb, and also you’ll get a way more detailed announcement about how on June seventh’s Bombcast, so make sure to tune in. Beginning tomorrow, there can be a renewed give attention to a core group of 9 Big Bomb crew members, and we’ll be giving updates relating to future content material, the plan for Premium and hopefully addressing a lot of the questions you might need, and possibly even a couple of you didn’t know you had but.
We’re extra enthusiastic about what’s to come back than ever and we hope you can be too.
There isn’t a 2.0. There’s simply Big Bomb. See you tomorrow.
Gerstmann’s sudden exit right this moment continues a development of older employees leaving the favored online game website.
Final yr in Might, three of the legacy members of the location, Vinny Caravella, Alex Navarro, and Brad Shoemaker left. They went off and began their very own factor known as Nextlander.
These departures all got here after the information in September 2020 that the previous father or mother firm of GameSpot and Big Bomb —ViacomCBS— had offered the websites to digital advertising and marketing firm Crimson Ventures. Whereas Caravella tried to squash rumors that it was this new proprietor that had led to an exodus of staff, rumors amongst followers and longtime viewers of the location nonetheless persist.