Randy Pitchford of Gearbox has been making waves in the last few weeks. He has been on the warpath defending his reputation as well as that of Gearbox after the fiasco that was Aliens Colonial Marines. He even says that he doesn’t regret making the game. “I lost somewhere between $10 million and $15 million that I invested in that game. I still don’t regret it. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.”
But gamers aren’t buying it. They have made claims that Gearbox purposefully sabotaged the development of the game and have even sued Sega and Gearbox over false advertising claims.
All this is starting the grate on Pitchford. He has tried to remain calm and collective about the whole thing, but he has finally had enough. “People seem to think I am not very good at my job. That I shouldn’t be making games. Let’s see if they are willing to put their money where their mouth is.” With that, Pitchford plans to launch a GoFundMe campaign with the intent that people pay him not to make games.
“For every five hundred thousand dollars I raise, I will not make any games for an entire year. If people want me to stop, that is their goal.” Pitchford wrote. “If they can’t muster up even enough to pull me out of game development for a year, they should sit down and shut up.”