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‘Borderlands 2’ box art is strikingly similar to artists’ ‘Star Wars’ illustrations

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"We should be working together to do it right and legit." Randy Pitchford, Gearbox CEO

Artist Olly Moss, known for his movie poster illustrations and cover art on games such as Resistance 3, pointed out a "disappointing" similarity between a Borderlands 2 image and his own work.

Artist Olly Moss, known for his movie poster illustrations and cover art on games such as Resistance 3, pointed out a "disappointing" similarity between a Borderlands 2 image and his own work today via Twitter.

"I'm a huge Gearbox fan so I was really disappointed to see this image inside the Borderlands 2 box," tweeted Moss. The silhouetted image is noticeably like Moss's work on a Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back poster, which he was paid to create.

The artist mentioned that he had no intentions of pursuing legal action, tweeting "Chill out. It's not a big deal. Just some insert art. Still, would have done it myself if they'd asked. Love their work."

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford responded to the artist on Twitter.

"You're amazing. Inspiration is part of art and you've inspired us. But the bit that was lifted is uncool, so... consequences," tweeted Pitchford.

"Check your e-mail. We should be working together to do it right and legit."

Polygon has contacted both Moss and Pitchford for comment.