Huhtikuun alussa Gamereactor uutisoi tiedoista, joiden mukaan Gearboxin työntekijät saivat merkittävästi odotettua pienemmät palkkiot Borderlands 3:n menestyksestä. Nyt Gearboxin toimitusjohtaja Randy Pitchford on on ilmaissut oman kantansa Twitterissä. Tiivistetysti ilmaistuna Pitchfordin mukaan esitetyt syytökset väärinkäytöksistä eivät pidä paikkaansa.
"The article claims anonymous sources and mentions three only in a sentence that confirms that a meeting took place. Two sources confirming a meeting are the statement from Gearbox and the PR person who delivered it. It's the tabloid narrative that is a lie."
"Whatever you read was created by someone who profits from your attention and is rewarded for inspiring outrage that may motivate you to share the story with others. That story is false. The tone and self contradiction of the story betray its purpose - it was designed to profit from your attention. The only people that matter in the discussion is the team of Gearbox. IMO, they are the most talented and employable game developers in the world."
"You may ask yourself about the business that website that posted the story is in. In that world, their content is 100% derived from the behavior of others. Outrage is currency."
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