It is said that claptrap voice actor, David Eddings, is not revenge on his role in Borderlands 3 because the Gearbox "studio developed" suddenly […] cannot afford [him]".
While Eddings had voiced Claptrap in every previous Borderlands game, he did so while working as a full time worker in Gearbox, so Claptrap played without extra charge for his voice work. But as Eddings left his position as vice president of licensing and business development to move to Rooster Teeth in March 2017, he reports that he had asked him to be paid "for the first time" for Borderlands 3 but it seems not. was able to come to a payment arrangement with the studio.
When asked on Twitter if he returned, Claptrap, Eddings, said: "No. For the first time, I was insisting on being paid for my performance and suddenly they can't afford me.
"Now I don't tell them how to run their business but maybe next time they should give the $ 12M payment of 2K in the Gearbox bank account instead.
No. For the first time, I wanted to be paid for my performance and suddenly they couldn't afford me. Now I don't tell them how to run their business but maybe next time they should give the M payment of 2K in a Gearbox bank account instead. Just sayin & …
– David Eddings (@davideddings) 2 May, 2019
"Gearbox works to treat and compensate all voice actors on industry standards. We offer employees the chance to voice characters in the game, but our responsibility is not compulsory for the demands of their jobs," he said. Gear Box spokesperson.
"In this particular case, as he was no longer an employee, he was offered a standard rate for the industry, but we were unable to reach an agreement. We are confident and happy with Jim Foronda as Claptrap's voice, and we our supporters will also be confident. "
Gearbox Chief Executive Randy Pitchford elaborated on the subject through his own Twitter account, saying that "Mr Eddings" had been offered "a relatively generous offer to repeat the role".
When commenter responded on Twitter to Pitchford and said "pay your claptrap voice actor next time", the Chief Executive replied"Mr Eddings was paid extremely well during his employment. After his employment, he was offered a relatively generous offer to repeat the role. Unfortunately, that opportunity turned down."
Border alumni Troy Baker and Nolan North will not return to repeat their respective roles. In the first instance, Pitchford said he "had been told by the sound director" that Baker had turned the role down, but the voice actor was refuting this, saying he would "like to come". back "but"[Gearbox Software] He said I don't come back ".
"Their timeline tells an interesting story," Baker said, referring to the comments made by Chief Executive Gearbox (thanks, PC Gamer). "I think it is interesting that Randy Pitchford has cheated me that I refused it, and then he said he had heard that I had rejected it. So maybe … I would check the facts before I tweet to the web. "
Borderlands 3 comes to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 13 September 2019.