What’s going on with the Borderlands team? Is everything alright?
The team at Gearbox Software are hard at work on Borderlands 3 among other titles, but right now, they’re dealing with a more legal matter. As their CEO, Randy Pitchford has formally been accused of stealing $12 million dollars from the company and calling it a “bonus” for himself.
This claim actually comes from a former employee of Gearbox, a lawyer in fact. He claims that the $12 million that Pitchford is “hording” was supposed to go to the team at Gearbox Software.
In a twist though, Gearbox is not only denying it as a whole, but stand behind Pitchford:
“The allegations made by a disgruntled former employee are absurd, with no basis in reality or law,” said a Gearbox spokesperson in an exclusive statement to Kotaku. “We look forward to addressing this meritless lawsuit in court and have no further comment at this time.”
Only time will tell how far this goes.