Take-Two just announced at its E3 press conference that Borderlands, its upcoming post apocalyptic game, will contain over 500,000 weapons.
This was mentioned in the Game Informer article last year.
Yup, and its not a post-apocalyptic game. Its set on a sparsely colonized alien world. That was in Game Informer too.
500,000 means randomly generated aka Diablo 2
That's a pretty damn lofty number. A half million different weps? Although it's probably safe to assume that they count variants of weapons. For example, you have your handgun. That's one weapon. Then you ad a Silencer piece, which makes it a new weapon. I expect the weapons count to be high due to variations like that
more like: ''Apparently, this will be possible due to each weapon having different aesthetic qualities, stats and effects.'' Personaly, I reckon your right, but I'm more likely to believe that they can only get to the number by allowing user customization. green coloured weapons etc...or auto weapon generator or you can use a heck of lots of things in the game as weapons...
Sounds a boat load like what Diablo II proclaimed. Yeah it's going to be interesting to see how you count a glock 9mm and a glock 9mm ceramic as a completely different weapon. It's most likely as stated prior small aestecic and silly things. If you had like a musket and some future weapons, that would definately be a new game alltogether.
they're procedural. a weapon consists of several parts, a barrel, ammo type, stock, scope, etc. They made several variations of each part type, and let the computer "build" 500,000 by making all the combinations into weapons. So you get a shotgun that shoots poison shells, or a sniper rifle that shoots heat seeking bullets. I'm sure that a lot of them will be useless, like a sniper rifle that shoots shotgun shells.
In Dead Rising everything was a weapon.
i dont care if they count the pistol 500 different ways. There are still 500,000 variations. Think about it. anyone else think this game may be the sleeper of 09
hmm probably includes 100 different brick types.
its most likely half a million variations of weapons, maybe theres 100 weapons, and like a bunch of attachments or something.....an automatic rifle with a scope or red dot is really different from an auto with a silencer or grenade launcher
I don't see why people are moaning. If there is like 100 different actual weapons thats alot, and if they can all be customised in various ways to give you hundreds of variations then that gives you plenty to piss about with!
Ive been looking for new information on this game, or some new gameplay at E3 08 and havent really seen anything posted on youtube besides the old trailer which was renamed E3 2008 trailer. I was hoping it would still come out this year but with really know new info i guess its coming out next year.
why so much weapons!? thats cool though.
Assault Rifle, Assault Rifle +1, Assault Rifle +2, Assault Rifle +3, Assault Rifle +4, Assault Rifle +5 (...)
How many of them are noob sabot, smoke, reptile, scropion or sub zero guns........
whooopidooo 500000 weapons i'll use all of 10 of them pistol knife automatic shotgun rocket launcher support granade sniper rifle and maybe a chainsaw with a silencer theres noooooooo need for half a million weapons,you only need the basics and maybe a couple of upgraded weapons.they might be counting all the bricks you can throw. that bout 499,990 weapons to mant
Lol new achevicement collect all 500,000 weapons. Jk
New gameplay videos from the press conference!! http://www.shacknews.com/on... Enjoy
not hard to do really...think diablo, 1 changed stat = new item but the fact is a system like that makes games really fun, wish more games would have somewhat random item generation
When the hell is this coming out.
Old and stupid. Probably like 50 guns with customizations and stats modifiers.
Red pistol, red pistol +1, spotted red pistol, red pistol +2, green pistol, blah blah blah
Doesn't really impress me. Amount of random generated weapons that probably differentiate by a hair won't make me want to buy this game.
Make sure the game doesnt suck first. Sounds like a lot of fluff that wont really matter if the games not spot on.
Guys and Girls- I am watching this game fairly closely. They have updated the number of weapons to over 650,000. The way that they can achieve this is definitely due to different color=different weapon thought process. HOWEVER: according to the designers, the "random weapon creation process" actually builds guns on-the-fly as drop(s). In the video that I was watching, it had a rifle that had a cylinder pop out on the side, like a revolver. They are merely taking the concept of every type of gun, and then smashing together and pulling certain aspects out. It seems simplistic, but it truly is an ingenious way of creating "random" drops. Diablo +guns +dune buggies = many nights of missed sleep. I personally cannot wait until Quarter 4!!!!! -EM
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