The story behind David Eddings and Randy Pitchford has taken an ugly turn as David has accused Randy of assault. This comes after the current situation of David claiming of Randy not paying him for lending his voice of Claptrap in the Borderlands franchise. This is the main reason behind him not voicing Claptrap in Borderlands 3.
In his claim, David Eddings said that Randy Pitchford ‘physically assaulted me in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis at GDC 2017’. The claim comes at a very delicate situation because both of them are already in the middle of a Twitter squabble over payment disagreement over Claptrap’s voice in the previous Borderlands games.
Earlier, David Eddings was asked by a fan of the franchise whether he is returning as Claptrap in Borderlands 3 but he said that he is not reprising his role in the latest title because he never got paid for the earlier titles that he worked on. He said that he was an employee of Gearbox Studios and was getting paid for his designated position but never got compensation for the extra work he did as a voice actor for Claptrap.
David stated that the things got heated up after he demanded his fair share of income but Randy, on the other hand, insists that they had offered twice the industry standard pay to David but he still turned down the offer for Borderlands 3 leading to the current situation between the two.
The latest claim by David Eddings is certainly not going to settle down things anytime soon and it looks like it is going to take a toll on Randy Pitchford’s career as well. This is not the first time Randy is in the spotlight because he was done some pretty strange things lately. He went off on a publication site just because they discussed microtransactions in Borderlands 3 and did not agree with him.
Things are heating up between Randy and David but we do hope that it does not affect Borderlands 3 in any way because the long-awaited title is slated to release later this year.
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