Fans’ excitement for the recently unveiled Borderlands 3 has quickly transitioned to rage thanks to the announcement about it being an Epic Games store exclusive until April 2020. This has resulted in the Borderlands community trying to review-bomb the franchise on Steam, which has led to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford telling trolls to f**k off.
Yesterday, Pitchford poked the hornets’ nest by saying he was “kind of happy about 2K’s decision” to make Borderlands 3 an Epic Games store exclusive, and that the recent review-bombing attempt has made him want to reconsider Gearbox’s current publishing posture on Steam.
Ironically, that this misuse is possible and that Steam has no interest in correcting this misuse makes me kind of happy about 2k’s decision and makes me want to reconsider Gearbox Publishing’s current posture on the platform.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 5, 2019
A “troll” responded by saying the review-bombing wouldn’t have happened if there was no exclusivity deal, to which Pitchford “kindly" said, “f**k off”. Review-bombing is never the right way for disgruntled gamers to make their voices heard, but someone at Gearbox or 2K really should tell Pitchford to stop feeding the "trolls".
“I wouldn’t hit you if you didn’t deserve it. It’s your fault I am hitting you.” WTF is wrong with you and this victim blaming bullshit. Kindly fuck off, troll.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 5, 2019
Borderlands 3 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games store on September 13.
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