Over the weekend we reported how voice actor David Eddings would not be in Borderlands 3 as Claptrap. Today, that story got an unexpected P.S. The shorthand version of the story is that Eddings told a fan he wouldn’t be back due to a pay dispute and fired shots at the company for what he felt was an unfair deal. Well, it seems Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox Software, decided to respond to a post where someone commented about unionizing voice actors. The response is pretty short and to-the-point about the situation at hand.
There was no “force” – He wanted it (and reveled in it). The issue today is that Mr. Eddings is bitter and disgruntled about having been terminated. He was offered 2x scale, he refused. I don’t want him to do it unless he wants to do it, as motivation affects performance.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 4, 2019
That’s a very different story than how Eddings painted the situations, which can only mean either one side is saving face from the other, or there’s a lot more to this than just a pay dispute. Honestly, we won’t know what’s up until one of the two sides adds more to the conversation. But it is interesting to know there was some drama behind-the-scenes when it came to putting Borderlands 3 together.