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‘God Of War’ Director Cory Barlog Blasts Gearbox And CEO Randy Pitchford

Cory Barlog is joining the growing chorus from the gaming community that is far from happy about the way Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox is handling itself of late.

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richierich173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

I cant find the tweet that was mentioned on the website

Agent_00_Revan173d ago

He deleted it. But he did say it.

UltraNova173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

Sony must have asked him to delete to avoid potential conflicts with a 3rd party partner(Bethesda). It stinks but it's logical. Cory's point got a cross and that's more than enough.

lukew61173d ago

Considering the fact that Godfall, one of the only big PS5 exclusives so far, is published by Gearbox, I'm surprised he said it at all.

LucasRuinedChildhood173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

Looks like Cory either deleted that tweet or this is an April fools joke given the date of the article (lame if true). https://twitter.com/corybar...

He would be right though. Randy telling people during a pandemic that if they don't like it (not being paid the bonuses they were led to believe they would getting to compensate for a lower than average wage), then they can just quit is disgusting. Even worse, he himself received a $12m bonus while having that attitude. The guy has consistently proven himself to be a jackass.

Aiwaari173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

Here you go, the cached version - https://web.archive.org/web... https://twitter.com/corybar...

Alternate link - https://bit.ly/2x2mKdb (PS: the above link is breaking up, even after editing it)

v_eno_m173d ago

much appreciated and agreed with Cory

LucasRuinedChildhood173d ago

Thanks for confirming that. Cory Barlog is a legend.

SegaGamer173d ago

Even if there wasn't a global pandemic going on right now, this would be an asshole move. The fact that he has done this during a global pandemic just puts him on a different level of asshole.

Army_of_Darkness173d ago

Douchebag level: pandemic asshole!

KillBill173d ago

Bonus are contracted. If it isn't in your contract then don't expect it to happen... simple as that.

Kabaneri173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

Im surprised hes still CEO considering how woke Borderlands 3 was.

Vits173d ago

Well, he owns the company so unless he got arrested or chose to retire. He will always be the CEO.

rainslacker173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

Kind of depends on the way the board is made up, and how many votes he has. It's possible to oust a sitting ceo, but it does take some effort if the CEO also owns a controlling share. However, since the company does have a lot of other big investors, its quite possible that he doesnt own a controlling interest.

But the investors dont care so much about the politics going around right now. They just want a return on investment. I assume given the state of the stock market, that this wouldnt be viewed as a negative on his part.

Vits173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

@"rainslacker"

The company does not have investors. It's a private held company. With Pitchford legally owning half of it and having 51% operational control.

He is not going anywhere.

KillBill173d ago

Nope... tell that to Steve Jobs (if he wasn't dead) a CEO can be forced out. More common than you might think.

Vits173d ago (Edited 173d ago )

@"KillBill"

That is because Apple is a public traded company. That means that there are shareholders that control the company. On a private held company like Gearbox, the people that control the company is its owners and in this case Pitchford is the owner with the majority of operational control.

So nobody other than himself or maybe the law can take him from there.

ocelot07173d ago

There is talk of them becoming a public trade company if that happens and the investers don't like him.

He will be gone. However if they do go public then he is set for a nice big fat payday.

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AK91173d ago

People like Randy Pitchford are usually at the top of woke culture.

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JokerBoy422173d ago

I hated how "woke" that game was. Ruined the whole thing for me. "Hey Gearbox, your story sucked. Fix Ava please?" Gearbox replies with an Oceans 11 DLC no one asked for and a gay wedding... yay.

Ricegum173d ago

The latest DLC is fantastic. I'm guessing you didn't play it. It would be a shame to skip it because you insist on being a homophobe.

remixx116173d ago

@rice

Where in his statement was he being a homophobe??

Or are you just projecting

victorMaje173d ago

Agreed, main story sucked with some of the worst villains I’ve ever seen.
But the latest DLC is fun, even more weapons & better villains.

OT: imo the devs should sue RP & 2K.

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Rachel_Alucard173d ago

Randy has the ego and attitude to be the biggest asshole on the planet and get away with it due to his position. I would love to see him voted out, but that's impossible.

Anomander173d ago

Only way to vote him out is with your wallet

Rachel_Alucard173d ago

Except most don't even know he exists and if they do it's only at announcement panels where his shit isn't on display. At least Battleborn flopped only because it was a bad game.

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