Borderlands 3 Finds its Rhys Voice Actor in Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis
Tales from the Borderlands' Rhys will be voice by Ray Chase, who portrayed Final Fantasy XV's Noctis, in Borderlands 3.
Today, following the Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal Event, it was announced that Ray Chase is voicing Rhys in Borderlands 3. Ray Chase is known for voicing Noctis in Final Fantasy XV. In his tweet announcing his role, Ray said he found Troy Baker’s performance of the character in Tales from the Borderlands to be “inspirational” and that his own take on the character will be “a new interpretation.”
I’m honored to announce that I play mustache Rhys in Borderlands 3.
I played all of TftB and greatly admired @TroyBakerVA‘s hilarious performance – his work is a true inspiration to me! I’m not a perfect voice match, but a new interpretation.
I sincerely hope you enjoy! pic.twitter.com/nbgESmBOXv
— Ray Chase (@RayChase) May 1, 2019
This announcement follows Troy Baker telling fans that he was never asked to come back for the role. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford responded by saying that the Audio Director for the game asked him to come back, but Baker refused. After being asked about Pitchford’s response Baker said that he should “fact check” next time.
While the true reason why Troy Baker did not come back to voice Rhys is still a mystery, it is good to know that he is being replaced by someone who is excited to play the character of Rhys and do right by Baker’s performance. The Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal Event today showed off an inside look at two of the new Vault Hunters: Zane the Operative and Amara the Siren. That is just a taste of everything that was announced. You can read all about what was shown today at the event here.
Be sure to check back as we continue to update you on Borderlands 3 leading up to its release. Borderlands 3 releases on September 13 later this year on Xbox One, PS4, and the Epic Games Store