Gearbox “happy” about Borderlands 3 Epic Games Store exclusivity

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Despite Steam protecting Borderlands 2 said attempted review bomb.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said he’s “happy” about Borderlands 3’s Epic Games Store exclusivity as a result of an attempted Borderlands 2 review bomb on Valve’s Steam platform.

Despite Valve taking action to protect Borderlands 2′s score in a recent review bombing attempt — the first time Steam’s new policy has been enacted — Pitchford slammed Valve over the incident.

“Ironically, that this misuse is possible and that Steam has no interest in correcting this misuse makes me kind of happy about 2k’s decision and makes me want to reconsider Gearbox Publishing’s current posture on the platform,” he tweeted.

While Borderlands 2‘s score remains intact, users can choose to read the barrage of over 4,000 negative reviews the game has recently received; it’s likely Pitchford’s ire is due to this fact.

Addressing a Twitter user who told Pitchford the review bombing wouldn’t have occurred “if there wasn’t an exclusivity deal,” the CEO lashed out, calling the tweet “victim blaming bullshit.”

Borderlands 3 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 13 September; a gameplay reveal is promised for 1 May.