Gearbox staff underpaid for their Borderlands 3 bonuses

Gearbox has allegedly underpaid its staff for their Borderlands 3 bonuses, a report from Kotaku suggests.

Six anonymous employees spoke with Kotaku about Gearbox promising six-figure bonuses following the launch of the highly successful Borderlands 3. The bonus payments were a 60/40 sharing agreement that balances out the company’s below-average salaries.

Gearbox told Kotaku that since its profit sharing arrangement began:

Gearbox talent has earned over $US100M in royalty bonuses above and beyond traditional compensation.
~Gearbox

In the most recent pay period Gearbox talent enjoyed news that Borderlands 3, having earned revenue exceeding the largest investment ever made by the company into a single video game, had officially become a profitable video game and the talent at Gearbox that participates in the royalty bonus system has now earned their first royalty bonus on that profit.
Additionally, a forecast update was given to the talent at Gearbox that participates in the royalty bonus to set expectations for the coming quarters. Gearbox is a private company that does not issue forward looking statements to the public, but we do practice transparency within our own family.
Borderlands 3 is available on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
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