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Submitted by stonepaintings 824d ago | news

Borderlands 2 profits help fund all other Gearbox Software titles according to Randy Pitchford

Randy Pitchford has stated that the success that the “Borderlands” franchise has seen has helped fund all other Gearbox Software developed games. The comment is in light of recent allegations that the company took money earmarked for “Aliens: Colonial Marines” and used it to help create “Borderlands 2” instead. Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, says this couldn’t be further from the truth. “Think opposite,” he said as he stated that “Borderlands 2” profits have been used by the developer as investment to help pay for all other Gearbox Software games, including “Aliens: Colonial Marines.” (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

jaymart2k  +   824d ago
Should of used more then 1% of that BL2's money on Aliens.

Instead we got a falsely advertised game.
Reborn  +   824d ago
Well, if Sega 'properly' get involved, we'll know soon enough. Either way, it doesn't justify the slap up job which was Aliens.
ironfist92  +   824d ago
Here's to hoping for Borderlands 3
ironfist92  +   824d ago
...did I say something wrong? :/
Reverent  +   823d ago
I don't think so. I think people are still just pissy over the Aliens dilemma.
TheSaint  +   823d ago
People just hit dislike because they think it gives them candy.

That's the only explanation for people disliking facts and such.
RememberThe357  +   824d ago
He's fulla sh!t. If Borderlands profits help fund Aliens then they're not making enough money from Borderlands. FAIL of the year so far.
maelstromb  +   824d ago
Well, he also didn't clarify what percentage of profits go toward their other projects. And if that's true, I could see Pitchford hoarding as much money as possible (right after paying himself a nice salary) for the development of the next Borderlands iteration, whilst shirking Gearbox's development responsibilities with their other projects. It just makes Gearbox look extremely unreliable, inconsistent, and borderline unprofessional. And if this latest Aliens debacle doesn't hit their bottomline as a development contractor in the future, then call me Santa Claus.
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RememberThe357  +   824d ago
I wouldn't put it past him now. I really respected him and Gearbox before this Aliens thing came out. Now, with everything that has come out they just look like chumps. I really love Borderlands and I'd love to see more from that series. But Gearbox has lost hear'y all of my previous respect.
ThanatosDMC  +   824d ago
I thought Sega published it. He's making more BS up.
j4re  +   823d ago
He's in damage control mode and just hoping this whole thing blows over sooner than later. Hopefully there's something that Sega can do legally to hold him responsible. There's blatant fraud involved here. The shame is that people are still buying the game. As long as Sega still sees a positive return on Colonial Marines the less likely they'll be to take legal action.
Emzx99  +   824d ago
Well maybe it funds something, but we all know full well the money for Borderlands 2 came from ACM. You really shot yourself in the foot Gearbox, you're going to be scrutinized about every little thing from now on. it's like a miniature EA! How cute.
maelstromb  +   824d ago
"it's like a miniature EA! How cute."

Oh snap! He went there! ;)
Emzx99  +   822d ago
I have balls, I'm not afraid to say what needs to be said. Gearbox is a joke now, they think they're going to ride off into the sunset with Borderlands but look at all the shitty DLC it's been getting. "We don't want to raise the level cap, because it would break the game" REALLY?!?!?!?! DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THE FIRST GAME, AND YOU HAD A SHITTY BUDGET THEN. They're the next big gaming company to go bankrupt that's for sure. Hopefully in a few years their big brother EA will follow.
Fairchild Channel F  +   824d ago
*sigh*

Randy, just shut up. Please. Just stop talking.
porkChop  +   824d ago
He just keeps making things worse.
Soldierone  +   824d ago
Lmao, if he says otherwise he will be sued and bankrupt in a heart beat. So "of course" the money to that garbage game....
porkChop  +   824d ago
This is the same Randy that lied to us with the Aliens demo. How the fuck are we supposed to believe him? His own developers are coming forward and speaking to websites anonymously, saying that Randy's a liar! Fuck off Randy, just come clean. Your reputation is already tarnished, no use lying and making the situation even worse.
Enate  +   824d ago
I think the biggest issue is he got cocky after Borderlands 2. The way he had been acting right before the launch of aliens and up to it was a lot of the time pretty disrespectful on twitter.
Blank  +   823d ago
Damn straight the borderlands success got to him in his interviews with whomever he interviewed he hyped the hell out of A:CM saying that it wont be a crappy alien game it pisses me off that I believed it luckily I just didnt preorder in blind faith I waited due to past crappy movie games/spin-offs also on top the fact they didnt raise that damn level cap in BL2! its too damn long of a wait!
dangerousbrian0  +   824d ago
I also read some where that the pc version is the way it is because they wanted all the platforms to be equal so because of the restraints of the 360 and ps3 the pc ended up not looking like the demo that was apperently running on a high end pc.
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DaThreats  +   824d ago
Isn't this obvious?
worldwidegaming  +   823d ago
After playing that POS alien game I am done with them!
The only place I will be hanging out with em is
The BARGAIN BIN! black friday sale etc.
hazelamy  +   823d ago
and what funded borderlands 2?
Revolver_X_  +   823d ago
As if half the people commenting actually bought ACM. It had a 7 yr development time. ACM does suck, its nothing but a fanfare game. Like BL3 is gonna suck all of a sudden. Your refusal to play a BL3 because a 7yr old game felt dated is completely idiotic. By the way, wouldnt ACM have funded BL1 and not BL2, since ACM is that old? Churn that rumor mill! N4G eats itup!

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