In August 2015, Chris Pranger appeared on the Part-Time Gamers podcast where he mention some things about Nintendo including a bit about the localization process and an opinion of Masahiro Sakurai. This podcast was caught by multiple sites including NeoGAF and Nintendolife which likely caught the attention of some Nintendo higher-ups. Then, on August 13, 2015, the news broke that he had been let go via his twitter account. Various gaming news sites picked up this news. Later on, due to some redesign in Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard, the voice clips he provided for the games were removed.