PAX South 2015: Why Borderlands Isn't on Next-Gen and How You Can Change That

By Vince IngenitoIf (IGN):
Enough people buy Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, we may see a similar new-gen remaster for the original Borderlands.

When asked about how Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 wound up being ported to PS4 and Xbox One, and whether Borderlands 1 would follow suit, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford initially responded by saying that he "...doesn't want to announce things anymore unless he knows for a fact they are going to happen." However, he went on to say that he "...loves Borderlands'd be awesome to get that on next-gen sometime. If the Handsome Collection is wildly successful, that increases the chances that that investment can be made." While this isn't a confirmation in any way, it sure is tempting to think about.

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Majin-vegeta1182d ago

In the great words of the wise Michael kyle
"Ehh no"

Palitera1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

In the not so great voice of IGN in every subject: "bow to the industry and spread wide open to the companies, entitled idiot".

Buying this is telling them and other devs that we don't actually demand new content, but recycled stuff.

BL3 will happen, with or without the remaster sales.

n4rc1182d ago

Bl3 should happen simply based on past history.. Its a great franchise and people want more

But I say should instead of will because of half life 3... No fkn clue what they are waiting for on that one.. Instant million + preorders

KwietStorm1181d ago

I didn't get to play the pre sequel, and I missed most of the DLC for Borderlands 2, so I'm buying this without question. It's not about recycled stuff for me. This gen could use more games that are just pure fun anyway.

Palitera1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

^ Yeah, for games we didn't "fully" play, okay, it is better than nothing, but, in the end, this is occupying their time instead of actual new games.

PS: Also, BL2 had atrocious frame rate on PS3, so it is surely a new way to play it.

spoonard1182d ago

Borderlands 2 and the new one are coming to current gen consoles. Get with the times.

LackTrue4K1181d ago

Handsome Jack was never in Borderland 1 dumb can it be called "handsome collection" with out him in the first game...?!?

GokuSolosAll1182d ago

It will come. There's money in it.

Geobros1182d ago

Thats true, I believe the same thing for same reason.

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Benoski1182d ago

That is stupid. If Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are coming to current-gen, why can't Borderlands 1?

Oh right, because they want to screw us over by forcing us to buy the Handsome Collection in order to make something like that happen.

F*ck this.

KrystofKage11182d ago

Did you bother watching the video?

Gearbox isn't making The Handsome Collection, they are busy with several projects.

The Handsome collection is easy to bundle because both games run on the same engine. Porting BL1 over will take much more work, and take longer to come out. He said they'd do it if theres enough demand.

No clue how that's screwing anyone over. If anything they said they would make people happy if there's enough demand.

LAWSON721182d ago

They all run on UE3 so quit with different engine BS. The game just is optimized poorly, B1 is a well known flawed game on PC. It is the reason Gearbox did loads of PR for the PC version and how they are catering to the platform.

KrystofKage11182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )


Uhh the changes from BL1 to BL2 were drastic. BL2 to TPS were minimal. If you think that it was just as easy to port it, then you don't know anything about programming.

And yes, they did cater to the PC crowd after. Considering the huge shift in companies to consoles, that's pretty impressive. We're lucky to get a multiplatform release that isn't just a lousy port anymore.

Endless bitching from people who hate Gearbox 'Just Because'.

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