Replace: Gearbox CEO Claims Troy Baker Was Requested to Return for Borderlands three



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“I am sorry to interrupt it to y’all, that is not me.”

Replace 04/11/19: Gearbox Software program CEO Randy Pitchford has claimed that Troy Baker was approached to reprise his position as Rhys, however turned it down. 

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Pitchford mentioned “I used to be informed by the audio director that he turned it down.” He adopted up with “Thankfully, with how Rhys seems within the recreation, I don’t assume it really issues in any respect.”

You’ll need to ask Troy. I used to be informed by the audio director that he turned it down. Thankfully, with how Rhys seems within the recreation, I don’t assume it really issues in any respect. You’ll see for your self when the sport comes out and it’s possible you’ll disagree with me on that or not.

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 10, 2019

And identical to that, there’s somewhat additional Borderlands beef on the earth. It looks like the entire state of affairs is a case of individuals getting their wires crossed. No less than, that is what we hope it’s. We would not need the state of affairs to get nasty.

Pitchford’s tweet does pose an fascinating query although; if the voice is unimportant to Borderlands three’s Rhys, what has occurred? Is he unable to speak anymore? Or maybe one thing sinister is afoot. Solely time will inform. 

Authentic story: Troy Baker, the prolific voice actor who has performed such characters as The Final of Us’ Joel, confirmed that he is not going to be returning as Tales from the Borderlands’ Rhys in Borderlands three.

By way of Josh_J_Anderson on Reddit, Troy Baker was at Supanova Melbourne when he was requested if he can be returning as Rhys, who was one of many two protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands and who additionally appeared within the Borderlands three reveal trailer.

Baker responded by saying, “I am sorry to interrupt it to y’all, that is not me.”

He went on to substantiate that there was a risk he was going to reprise the position, however as soon as he noticed “that epic, epic trailer, and everybody’s like ‘oh my god, I noticed Rhys!’ And [he was] like, ‘effectively, there we go.’” It was not him.

Baker understands that different folks find yourself taking part in numerous characters, and he “hates to get political,” however he performed Rhys and wish to do it once more and does not agree with how Gearbox is dealing with the entire state of affairs.

“I really need Gearbox to know,” Baker additional explains. “If they’re going to deliver again characters from Telltale’s Borderlands, it needs to be the individuals who originated the characters. They shouldn’t simply recast willy-nilly, as a result of as a fan that issues to me.”

With Troy Baker or not, Rhys will likely be becoming a member of the forged of Borderlands three alongside different franchise favorites as Clap Lure, Tiny Tina, and Zero on September 13, 2019, on PlayStation four, Xbox One, and PC.

For extra on Borderlands three, make sure you take a look at all of the completely different editions of the sport, together with the small print on the $250 Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Version, in addition to a breakdown of every little thing we observed within the Borderlands three reveal.

Have a tip for us? Need to talk about a attainable story? Please ship an electronic mail to newstips@ign.com.

Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN who nonetheless must play Tales from the Borderlands as a result of he hears it’s AMAZING. Possibly he’ll treatment that tonight. You possibly can persuade him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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