Gearbox released a ton of new info regarding Borderlands 3 last week but unfortunately, not all of it has been met with positive reception. Game Informer Editor-In-Chief Andy McNamara was quick to call out Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford for the claim that Borderlands 3 will not feature microtransactions when in reality, the game does offer microtransactions in the form of cosmetic items.

Pitchford didn’t take kindly to these comments and was quick to fire back with his own series of tweets defending his statement. Pitchford and McNamara would continue to argue back and forth over the course of the following day. While nothing major seems to have come from the debate, it’s unbecoming of a CEO to be greatly offended over a simple correction given to him. What’s equally concerning is the fact that Gearbox has made no official statement as of now discussing this matter, not to clarify their statement or apologize in any manner. Borderlands 3 is a highly anticipated title that fans of the franchise have been patiently waiting for years at this point. Gearbox needs to have better damage control so that potential sales aren’t hurt in the future from incidents like this.

Are you excited and looking forward to Borderlands 3? Let us know in the comments what you think of Randy’s handle on the situation.

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