Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is nothing if not free speaking. So it's no surprise that when problems arose on bringing crossplay to Borderlands 3 (and especially to Sony's PlayStation product), he decided to make his opinions known.
But when those opinions might well have the effect of making everyone, everywhere upset. Well...it's just another day at the office for the wildcard CEO.
There's a reason you don't usually see messaging like this…in Virtual Legality.
#Borderlands3 #Sony #Crossplay
Discussed in this episode:
"Good news or bad news first?"
Tweet - May 27, 2021 - Randy Pitchford
"Borderlands 3 cross-play planned for ‘as many platforms as possible’"
VGC - July 16, 2019
"Borderlands® 3 is Now Available Worldwide!"
Take 2 News Release - September 13, 2019
"A lawsuit accuses the CEO behind the blockbuster 'Borderlands' video games of lewd behavior and pocketing a secret $12 million bonus"
Business Insider - January 11, 2019
"Gearbox Software CEO 'Exonerated' After Lengthy Legal Battle"
The Hollywood Reporter - October 3, 2019
"An Antitrust Epic"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Is Sony Charging Developers for Adding Crossplay? (VL458)"
YouTube Video - May 3, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"...this is an email from Sony to Epic Games in 2018..."
Twitter Thread - May 3, 2021 - Tom Warren
"CD Projekt says it’s still waiting for Sony’s approval to bring Cyberpunk back to the PlayStation Store"
VGC - May 25, 2021
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