Gearbox Software is currently hard at work on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. As the amusing name suggests, this new entry in the Borderlands franchise is both a prequel and a sequel, taking place in between the two numbered Borderlands titles. That’s one of the reasons why the game is currently just slated for the last gen systems. With larger install bases (and thus larger Borderlands fan bases), the last gen systems seemed a more fitting platform on which to launch the middle game of a trilogy.
However, Gearbox has not ruled out a current gen version, and will consider it if the demand is high enough. Click away to catch a video interview with Matt Armstrong of Gearbox and Tony Lawrence from 2K to get more details.
Speaking with GameReactorTV, Armstrong confirmed that last gen is the focus for
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! at this time, but that a version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would be considered if the demand was strong enough.
The vast majority of our fans still have their Xbox 360 [or PS3]. The other thing is it’s the middle game in a trilogy. Moving it on to next-gen and requiring people to buy new hardware to play the middle entry in a trilogy feels a little disingenuous and we sort of want to respect that.
As we said, one day maybe, I don’t know. We’ll think about that, see how people react to the game, how much fun they have and whether or not everyone moves on to the next gen fully next year. For now we’re pretty happy with our choice and I think people are going to be to. — Matt Armstrong
What do you say, Borderlands fans? Do you still have your last generation system, or do you need Gearbox to jump up a gen to accommodate your gaming needs?
If you want Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! on current gen systems, let Gearbox know!