Gearbox CEO Says Former Claptrap Voice Actor Is ‘Bitter’ and ‘Disgruntled’ About Not Being in Borderlands 3

Yet Some More Borderlands 3 Voice Actor Drama

After the former voice actor for the Borderlands character Claptrap, David Eddings, claimed last week that he wouldn’t be voicing the character in the upcoming Borderlands 3 because he “insisted” on receiving payment for his voice acting, Gearbox’s CEO Randy Pitchford denied last Friday that this was ever the case.

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“Mr. Eddings was paid very handsomely during his employment. After his employment he was made a relatively generous offer to reprise the role,” Pitchford said on Twitter. “Unfortunately, he turned that opportunity down.”

“He was offered 2x scale – twice union rates. He refused the offer,” Pitchford added.

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Pitchford’s initial statement mostly lines up with what Gearbox said last week when the company denied Eddings’ claims. But then last Saturday Pitchford lashed out at Eddings, calling him “bitter” and “disgruntled” about not being in involved in Borderlands 3.

After denying that Eddings was ever forced to voice Claptrap, Pitchford said, “He wanted [the role] (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.”

Eddings tweeted later that same day that while Gearbox is a developer studio “full of amazingly talented game developers”, its employees are “forced to cringe and bear it every time the boss shoots himself in the foot.”

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