Gearbox still has Borderlands 3, so the company is safe for now unless Randy refuses to leave if any of it is proven true. Just wonder if anyone really cares about Borderlands anymore, plus it's not like they have had any success launching any other ips Battleborn is most likely the biggest flop of this gen. Pretty sure Take2 own the ip as well, so pointless for anyone to buy them, would be cheaper to let the studio die and create a new one from the ashes.... Wow.
This definitely took a turn out of nowhere. I'm pretty sure Gearbox's lawyers are futilely trying to get Randy off of Twitter, because he keeps saying and doing stuff that digs him deeper and deeper into the hole he's made. I bet someone at Sega's legal team is sipping their tea out of schadenfreude as we speak, too.
Calling it now: Before 2019 is over, this fiasco (and potentially others, if the assaulting an employee at GDC is true) either ends up bankrupting Gearbox and all their IPs are liquidated to other publishers (or they become a subsidiary of a bigger company like EA or Square-Enix Europe), and/or Randy is ousted from the company he founded and unpersoned by the industry.
Because there is absolutely no way in hell the company itself can fully recover from this unless the board of directors forces Randy out as CEO and disavows him hard time. If the James Gunn fiasco from last summer is anything, once anything remotely resembling CP/pedophilia comes to public notice, the only way for a company to solve the problem is to do the nuclear option.
Also wouldn't compare James Gunn's unfunny jokes to what could be a legit pedo, and it's debatable if firing Gunn was a good move for Disney, after all looks like GotG Vol 3 isn't happening soon if at all, no movie ready to take it's release date plus they have the money they wasted on pre production before the firing.
If it is true not sure if it would affects the sales of Borderland 3, going off how little people cared about Bryan Singer being a pedo and how well Bohemian Rhapsody did at the box office.