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Update: Gearbox CEO Claims Troy Baker Was Asked to Return for Borderlands 3

Update 04/11/19: Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford has claimed that Troy Baker was approached to reprise his role as Rhys, but turned it down. 

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Pitchford said “I was told by the audio director that he turned it down.” He followed up with “Fortunately, with how Rhys appears in the game, I don’t think it actually matters at all.”

Baker understands that other people end up playing various characters, and he “hates to get political,” but he played Rhys and would like to do it again and doesn’t agree with how Gearbox is handling the whole situation.

“I really want Gearbox to know,” Baker further explains. “If they are going to bring back characters from Telltale’s Borderlands, it should be the people who originated the characters. They shouldn’t just recast willy-nilly, because as a fan that matters to me.”

With Troy Baker or not, Rhys will be joining the cast of Borderlands 3 alongside other franchise favorites as Clap Trap, Tiny Tina, and Zero on September 13, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

For more on Borderlands 3, be sure to check out all the different editions of the game, including the details on the $250 Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition, as well as a breakdown of everything we noticed in the Borderlands 3 reveal.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who still needs to play Tales from the Borderlands because he hears it is AMAZING. Maybe he will remedy that tonight. You can convince him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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