While people were surprised that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was only announced for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC, many more had expected that announcement.
With the last two games released for those three systems – with a later port of Borderlands 2 to the Vita – it made sense on some level to keep the game, which can be nicknamed ‘Borderlands 1.5‘, on the last generation consoles that the current games play on.
Still, many players voice their desire to make use of the higher graphic capabilities of the current-gen consoles, as well as the ability to stream playthroughs using Twitch, or upload screenshots and clips with ease. And as mentioned in the interview below, 2K Australia’s Tony Lawrence admitted that they weren’t against the idea of current-gen Borderlands.
Gearbox’s Matt Armstrong made note that while the voices of those who wish to play the game on the X1 and PS4 are strong, they aren’t the majority of their fans at the moment. The fact the game is sandwiched between two existing games puts the developers in a bit of a tight spot.
But depending on the voices of said fans over the next year, a port to the X1 and PS4 could be on the way. It’s all dependent on the players, and how loud they can make their voices heard.
So what are you waiting for? Get on Twitter, go to the websites of 2K Australia and Gearbox, reblog on Tumblr, whatever you have to do. The ability to stream yourself accidentally running out of oxygen in the middle of a fight on the moon is all dependent on you, the people.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will release on October 14th for North America, and October 17th for European territories.
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Fond of RPGs, she will happily disappear into the void to tackle whatever bad voice acting awaits. Contact her at the email above, or on all major systems/networks as Beltravi.