Gearbox Unveils Battleborn, An "Ambitious Fusion Of Genres"
Now this is what we like to see: A brand new IP that is described as an "ambitious fusion of genres."
Some gamers were unhappy when it was announced that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel wouldn't be available on next-gen consoles. Well, maybe it was because developer Gearbox Software was working on something brand new.
The studio has announced Battleborn, a "first-person battle arena" game that is currently in the works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The press release issued by 2K Games mentioned that "fusion of genres," and we also get a singularly styled visual presentation as well. Featuring a big collection of diverse heroes, players will participate in the co-op campaign and competitive multiplayer modes. Said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford:
"If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter. As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created."
2K Games president Christoph Hartmann added that "the size, scope and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K's history, and the result is a defining next-gen cooperative experience." Sounds great, but it also sounds like we won't get a single-player campaign, which immediately leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Oh well, that's not what people want nowadays, anyway.
Battleborn is slated to arrive during Take-Two Interactive's 2016 fiscal year, which ends on March 16, 2016.
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7/8/2014 9:49:11 PM Ben Dutka