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Rumor: Source Confirms Borderlands 2 For Next Year

Update: Oh goody; the game has been officially announced. It'll get a full unveiling at GamesCom this month, and is expected to arrive on store shelves on April 1, 2012. It's probably just a placeholder date, but that's okay. :)

Original Story:

If you were a fan of the first cel-shaded open-world shooter, you should be all over a sequel.

It has long since been rumored that developer Gearbox Software has been working on a sequel to Borderlands and now it's all but confirmed. According to a source close to Eurogamer, publisher 2K Games will soon reveal Borderlands 2, which is evidently expected to release next year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. In the past, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford had told the press that his studio will indeed revisit the game in question:

"I can tell you that myself and everyone at Gearbox LOVES Borderlands and we have been absolutely thrilled at the reception it's gotten from our customers and the fact that it's sold over four million units now.

So you can see that we supported the game like mad with lots of great DLC and you can imagine that we're going to want to do a lot of things with Borderlands in the future. But we've only announced what we've announced. If we haven't announced it, it doesn't exist."

Yeah, we remember him saying that. He went on to say that a promise to customers shouldn't be made until the commitment exists to follow through on that promise. And we have no doubt that Borderlands 2 will arrive at some point next year; we just need the official announcement and we'll be good to go.

Tags: borderlands 2, borderlands sequel, gearbox

8/3/2011 10:16:42 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

friction
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 10:32:18 AM
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It's about time they announce it lol, borderlnds is still my favorite game for the ps3.
And they're saying it's slated for april 1, 2012. :D

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 10:38:06 AM
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Yes, very excited!!! I absolutely loved Borderlands! I had so much fun playing it and all of the DLC that it became my 3rd platinum! Thanks Gearbox!

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Miggy
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:00:52 AM
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This is awesome. I put so many hours playing with my brothers. It never got old to us either. I even bought all the dlc for it lol.

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Ignitus
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:13:09 AM
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Excellent! I'll be there day 1.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:15:41 AM
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Coolness. I hope they keep the split screen co-op. I have all the dlc and I'm still laying it at least once a week lol.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 1:23:30 PM

I hope you use protection.

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evilmunkie
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:56:05 PM

I wouldn't worry about it, from what I hear what you really need to take precautions with is Fallout New Vegas

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sunspider13
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 4:10:55 PM

Lol forgot the "p".

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Beamboom
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:28:35 AM
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This game has had the best DLC packages I've played so far. They really did an excellent job supporting that game.
Yet another title to add to the 2012 shopping list!

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 12:28:36 PM

@beambomm

better than fallout 3 goty dlc? you saying that it has the best dlc ever has made me very intereested in tnis game. unfortunately i never have played borderlands. i knew it was an unreal 3 powered game...the cel shading cartoon look kind of turned me off. i guess i kind of forgot about it.

however, all the praise i have seen for the game has made me reconsider. i respect my fellow gamers opinions and will definitely give borderlands a try.

i did not know borderlands sold 4 million copies. i would love to know how many ps3 versions were sold.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:08:51 PM

I had to pass due to the cel change as well.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:15:21 PM

Oh boy... Fallout 3 had some seriously good DLCs too...

Let me put it this way: There is a reason why almost every fan of Borderlands mention the DLCs in one way or another. They are *real* extensions to the game, and they are super solid.
They all come with new maps, new mobs, new stories, a decent length and each with their own distinct identity. Especially "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" is like an entirely new game. That one is a "must see".

But they are all very much Borderlands all the way. And, well, Borderlands is not for everyone. It's not exactly deep, to put it that way. I dare not to unconditionally recommend it.
But *if* you like the main game you *will* love the DLCs, and you *will* say "Now THAT's how I want my DLCs!". Cause man, they really are good.


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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:25:25 PM

The cell-shaded visuals is one of the reasons it's so unique!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:35:54 PM

After following the development cycle I'm convinced they switched to cel because they simply couldn't handle the previous attempt at looking good in a more authentic way (it did start out realistic).

Still though, I didn't know there was a zombie DLC, anything Zombie has me interested. We have no good zombie games yet on PS3 even though there are plenty of games with Zombie additions. Dead Island soon baby.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 4:13:54 PM

Yeah World. If you get a headshot on a zombie out pops a brain. You collect them for one of the quests.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 4:14:03 PM

If you guys(or gals) haven't gotten the 1st Borderlands yet but want it, make sure to get the GOTY Edition so you'll get all those extra DLC packs included with it.

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nogoat23
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:37:04 AM
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April 1st? I would never announce anything important on April Fools. No one would believe you.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 12:26:31 PM

It wouldn't be an announcement. It would be a launch date.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:09:06 PM

lol, burned

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nogoat23
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 12:18:32 PM

Haha, if you want to get technical.

Update: I would never announce that I'm doing anything important on April first.

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Riku994
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:53:00 AM
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This news made my day. Nothing will bring me down.

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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 1:00:23 PM

=)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:09:34 PM

Can't nobody take my price, can't nobody hold me down, oh no. I got to keep on movin'

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:36:25 PM

*pride

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Carlight
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 12:15:29 PM
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Oh he'll yeah I'll be getting this one when it comes out:)>

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 1:02:53 PM
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YES day 1 for me!!!

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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 1:04:19 PM
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I'm SUPER excited to see where they take this series. It has a lot of potential.

I hope they add more personality to the characters, more customization (armor slots), and a story that's worth telling.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:35:49 PM

A *lot* of potential. I think the characters had personality aplenty, but agree that the story were really weak. And yeah, I *really* hope they add armor this time around, just imagine the crazy armor loot! :D

And more abilities! And classes! And shield mods! And grenade mods! And... Uhm... more of EVERYTHING! :D


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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:37:43 PM

I meant the characters you got to play as, which had none at all.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:43:30 PM

Ahhh then I agree. You yourself is pretty anonymous during the game, yeah. True. Especially compared to those *crazy* people you meet ingame. :D

I think the classes were good though. All with cool abilities.


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sunspider13
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 4:18:37 PM

I wouldn't mind if you were able to import your character from the first game. That would be nice. More than likely won't happen but I can dream.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:10:07 PM
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Still play the first one online so I'll definitely be picking the new one up as well. Nice to finally hear some news about other then the news teaser about a year ago.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:12:22 PM
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Never played BL but I hear it sold really well. Sounds like they might be pretty far along on this, which explains why they didn't actually do anything to 3D Realm's build of Duke Nukem Forever.

Okay boyos, when you've had your cel-shaded fun please fix Duke and then you TOO can rotate two awesome franchises like everybody else does!

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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 2:22:15 PM

Does Duke have you chained in his basement, forcing you to type from his computer??? =P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:38:52 PM

No, but we do have beers together. I gotta promote the Duke at every Gearbox mention, gotta support the team. Duke is the only hope we have to combating obscenely popular military FPS games with plain old obscene FPS games. I can't allow his death or the military industrial video game complex of game culture terrorists will win!

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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:49:40 PM

Why not support a crazy shooter-rpg hybrid while you're at it? This just in: it's not military either. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 6:15:03 PM

Seems like a multiplayer centric game.

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Claire C
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 6:26:41 PM

I wouldn't know. Put at least 35+hrs into it but never went online.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 6:12:28 AM

I'd call this a mp-centric game in roughly the same way as Saints Row is mp-centric: Both games are excellent coop games, in fact some of the best coop games released so far, but can easily be enjoyed alone as well.
My main problem with Borderlands is that it is too easy. It's annoyingly easy imo.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:08:29 PM
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It's funny... I just finished borderlands a few hours ago and now i hear part 2 is coming out... This is awesome... I can't wait for it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:41:03 PM
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BTW, does Borderlands on PC have mods?

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 3:58:08 PM

I know one for sure that supposedly adds powerful ambient occlusion and bloom effects, but I'm sure there are more out there. The problem is that a SDK or content tools of any kind have not been released as of yet so only the truly hardcore modders are the only ones making any currently :( But the devs still haven't ruled out releasing the tools at some point.

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djbool
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 4:31:13 PM
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YES!!! This is amazing.

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Nickjcal
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 5:26:51 PM
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I like how I just JUST posted in Bens article about sequels as this being one of them and BAM! there you have it Borderlands 2 coming 2012. Lol I must be able to see into the future.. Red Dead 2 coming up next haha

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PSTan
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 6:54:27 PM
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If they add four player split screen co op, my head would explode. I'm already excited enough as it is.

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sirbob6
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 7:19:38 PM
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So... How good was the original?

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Riku994
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 8:45:51 PM

It was pretty amazing, coming from someone who doesnt like shooters.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 9:49:28 PM

Depends on who you talk to. In my experience people either loved it or detested it with a passion. But then again they loved CoD so what does that tell you lol. Personally I loved Borderlands and still play it somewhat regularly. I've beaten it with two of the characters and working on the third now.

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Codeez
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 8:31:06 PM
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Someone slap me, I think I'm dreaming! Does anyone here still play Borderlands?

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 9:47:12 PM

Yep

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Shiva369
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:46:32 PM

Now and then.

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Codeez
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 12:30:48 AM

Very nice! I picked it back up about two months ago and haven't been able to put it down. If you two need someone to play with feel free to hit me up. I always get stuck with some kid that has no clue what he's doing when I play online.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 4:22:48 AM

I do - my regular coop buddies and I even have some things left to do in the game! not much, but there's a few goodies left in there still. It's an awesome game to play coop.

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Codeez
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:04:45 AM

Beamboom: my PSN is cedwards7888. Feel free to add me broseph.

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Shiva369
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:45:32 PM
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Absolutely loved borderlands, didn't really do any online but loved two of the DLC packs (moxxie's and the roborevolution one were not that great IMHO). The cell shading thing was a big part of the appeal for me too, it really fit with the crazy cartoonish atmosphere. The story was tacked on at the last minute, and don't get me started on the "ending" but oh boy those hours and hours of big stupid boom boom fun are among my personal all-time favourite game memories. Borderlands 2 is a locked-on D1 purchase.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 3:04:25 AM
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Just an FYI,

This September's issue of Game Informer Mag, is going to have Borderlands 2 as it's cover story, with a 12 page spread of goodies on the new sequel.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 4:18:58 AM

Yeah that'll be a *really* interesting read.

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___________
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 4:19:56 AM
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meh.
i HATED borderlands!
1 reason being 4 times i had to restart the game because at one point it decided to corrupt my game save.
when i contacted gearbox they blamed my ps3 for it, even though 1 it was brand new at the time, 2 did not do it with any other games, and 3 there were literally thousands of posts on their blog of people with the issue!
2nd reason being it was REALLY freaking annoying!
i remember one level i was trying to finish you have to wonder around to find these parts, but enemies keep non stop attacking you.
you sit back and kill them all, so you would think ok now i can hunt in peace.
but nope they keep spawning, so you have to search for these items while having 500 million things trying to kill you!
GGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
drove me freaking insane!

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 4:27:49 AM

Yeah the respawning can be a bit annoying. Very classic mmo'ish. But the guns you get later in the game are so friggin' hard hitting that you'll blast them all away easily. But at first, agreed, the respawns can be annoying.


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___________
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:03:40 AM

it does not really matter how powerful the weapons are, how can you search for the items you need if your constantly being attacked?
if i remember right you had to look in these bushes, but while your searching picking what you need enemies are hitting you taking health off and you cant move.
i remember finding crates and wanting to take a weapon but i couldnt because i had to keep leaving otherwise the enemies would kill me.
you have to sit here for 20 seconds to pick up the stuff you need, but you cant sit still for 1 second let alone 20 otherwise you will die.
force you to do one thing, but then make it nigh on impossible to do so!
remove that, polish the game so i can play through the whole thing without it corrupting my save, then i might give it a look.
dunno WTF is wrong with gearbox this gen!
they use to make some kick a$$ games, but everything from them this gen has sucked total donkey balls!
borderlands and DNF especially!

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moss12
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 4:22:37 PM
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I have beaten BL twice and I loved the dlc so im lookin forward to Borderlands 2. The zombie quest is great.

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