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Things get dramatic as Randy Pitchford claims Troy Baker didn’t want to be Rhys in Borderlands 3

Things are certainly heating up in the world of Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab), as after Troy Baker said that he wasn’t happy that he’s not going to be in Rhys in Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab), Randy Pitchford has clapped back and said that he was told Baker turned the role down. Oooooh. Drama. The news came directly from Pitchford’s Twitter account, where he claims that the audio director told him Baker wasn’t interested in playing Rhys:

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So what did really happen? It seems strange that Baker should straight-up lie about not being able to be in Borderlands 3, so this might just be a simple case of people getting their wires crossed. Either way Pitchford says that it’s not really going to matter who voices Rhys as the character is due to appear in a specific, mysterious way. Maybe Rhys isn’t going to have his own voice at all, but be using the voice of Handsome Jack, as the AI might have found a way to gain control over Rhys like it originally intended. We’ll just have to wait and see what Pitchford means by this enigmatic tweet when Borderlands 3 comes out on September 13, 2019. No, I can’t wait either. 

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While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.