Randy Pitchford Teases Details Of Borderlands 2's Future

Gearbox's CEO and the man behind Borderlands 2 teased a few details about the future of the sequel when we spoke to him today. Here are a few of them.

  • Gearbox is in talks about putting Borderlands 2 on the Vita.
  • The first story content-heavy DLC will have details revealed very soon.
  • One DLC planned for the near future might have something to do with Pitchford's desire to "ride on one of those sand skiffs from Return of the Jedi."
  • Borderlands 2 could see more additional playable classes like the Mechromancer. Pitchford's words: "We created the ability in Borderlands 2 to add additional characters because we want to use that ability. The Mechromancer is the first one. I hope to do more. The success of the Mechromancer will help to define this."
  • There are plans to make a Mac port.
  • There's going to be a Claptrap game for the Wii U that combines America's Next Top Model, Just Dance 3, JAWS and Attack of the C.H.U.D. Ok, not really. That one was a joke. Or was it?...It was.
  • Looks like there might be more skins, heads, and possibly other character customisation in future DLC.
  • T.K. Baha will make some sort of return outside his small appearance in the sequel.

The interview had some interesting insight into Pitchford as a developer and gamer as well. When asked about the motivation behind including ladders in the game, Pitchford replied:

I don't know - the level designers sort of just wanted to do it and felt they could get away with it. In general, I evolved into an "anti-ladder" kind of level designer. When I was younger and less experienced at level design, I used ladders all over the place. I'm not sure if other level designers evolve the same way I did, but I feel good about my reasons for evolving beyond ladders. I have to say, though, that as someone who is super comfortable using ladders in FPS games, I like using the ladders in Borderlands 2. They're not used in critical path situations, so I think even a more casual FPS gamer that has difficulty with ladders won't find their inclusion in Borderlands 2 to be a hindrance to their progression. Our designers were pretty responsible with their use.

Interesting stuff.


Comments

    "There’s going to be a Claptrap game for the Wii U that combines America’s Next Top Model, Just Dance 3, JAWS and Attack of the C.H.U.D. Ok, not really. That one was a joke. Or was it?…It was"

    Thats funny

    Borderlands 3!!! :)

    Ok, too soon... ;)

    Borderlands on vita? Yes please

      This would be amazing. The vita really needs some sort of addictive loot-collection game.

    "* Gearbox is in talks about putting Borderlands 2 on the Vita." Don't you tease me unless it's true!

    Am I the only one that really wants that Wii U game now??

    Can we play as Mechromancer from day 1 or do we have to wait till Oct?!

    I would buy Borderlands on Vita so hard I'd make my nose bleed.

    If they are able to port Borderlands 2 to the PS Vita i think they will finally have a product that could justify me purchasing one. Up until this point it's been very ... dull, as far as i am concerned.

    ESPECIALLY if they made the 2 versions you owned synchronise, so you could share the one profile, use characters from either, earn BADASS POINTS on both etc.

    Being able to play Borderlands 2 on the train or on the bus? Being able to whip it out whenever i feel like it, no matter where i am? THAT would make me buy a Vita.

    Playstation - get it done.

    what i want to know is can we play more than 4 player co-op once the mechromancer is out

    Give me the option to use all 8 class variations in the one game and i will throw not only my money at you, but rob the nearest bank.

    This also means 8 player co op......

    i doubt borderlands will come to vita,i think it was an empty gesture.it will blow over in 2 months.

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