Gearbox Software's Borderlands will not be cel-shaded despite recent rumblings to the contrary. Developer head Randy Pitchford was straight to the point, totally denying the change.
good, now we only need a release date
i think they have sir its 5 june i think but its definately june. thanks
This game went from interesting to must buy for me. I think its awesome when games opt for a more stylized and original look. June release eh? Maybe in Europe. Gamestop and VGReleases list the US date as September. http://www.vgreleases.com/G... http://www.gamestop.com/bro...
it was pretty obvious from the vids that it wasn't cell shaded. when i saw it i thought "wow, they've really made major strides in cell-shading technology."
Perhaps the game does look like that scan that floated around? But they call it "Painterly" or "illustrative",a tweaked version of cell shading... I liked the look of the scan.It had some style and flare.Not just another brown/gray grunged out generic shooter... It'll be nice to see what really is up when they showcase some shots Monday....
As I said in my earlier post,it's a "tweaked version" of cell shading...Certanly not yet another generic grunged out cookie cut shooter.... According to Gearbox Software's Steve Gibson, the cover art for the June issue of PC Gamer is an actual in-game screenshot, bereft of any post processing. While it's not technically cel-shading, it's certainly something more than your average 3D rendering, looking more like an image you'd find in a comic book than anything you'd see on a computer screen. Take a look at the shot here.... http://kotaku.com/5207015/h...
Why even start such a rumor? If it is one.
I knew Gearbox couldn't be that stupid to change everything this late. with only 6 months left it would almost be impossible.
I knew something didn't add up when the screenshot shown was just concept art.
my hype just now went up. dont get me wrong cel shaded games are cool and all....but it just doesn't fit games like these..
What's the big deal anyway? Let me guess, cel-shaded graphics show that the developers of Borderlands are too stupid to understand how to make a realistic, technically superior game? The fact that they even bothered clarifying the situation to ANYONE is just sad and ridiculous. Please die now.
You must take into consideration that Gearbox doesn't want to end up in the worst case scenario: people catching wind of this rumor and consider it as truth, thus leading to lost sales if this issue isn’t handled properly. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's "sad and ridiculous." Instead, I see it as protection for the hard work put into their assets. Uprooting rumors before they escalade into unmanageable proportions requires immediate intervention. Clearly this is the best option for handling rumors. No matter how trivial rumors are, they can hurt the bottom line for game developers.
I hope people realise that "cell-shading" and "making everything look like a cartoon" are NOT synonymous. You'd be surprised at the amount of realistic games that use some form of cell-shading (it makes some very interesting lighting effects).
Cell shading is a great art form for games. Valkyria Chronicles using it just fit like a glove and it being done in any other way would've been skewed if you ask me.
u need some gold but u get none 4 dat bold statement!!
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