Earlier this year, people were surprised by 2K Games when they announced that the next Borderlands game? Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ?would only be available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The company?s plan remains so for the much awaited shooter game, but we?ve been hearing rumors that the game will eventually make it to PS4 and Xbox One console, too.
Tony Lawrence of 2K Australia said in a recently published E3 interview with Gamereactor that, ?All the players of?Borderlands 2?are all playing on those [last-gen] consoles, that’s the choice they’ve got. So we want to reward those guys and give them the Borderlands Pre-Sequel experience on that console. If fans say, ?Hey, we’d really like this on a next-gen console?, well, we will think about that. But right now, we’re concentrating on the consoles we know.?
That?s clearly an indication that gamers who have transitioned to next-gen consoles will still have the chance to play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. But Matt Armstrong of Gearbox notes that most of the fans demanding for PS4 and Xbox One versions are not necessarily representative of everyone. The ?vast majority of our fans, ? still own their old hardware.
?The other thing is, it’s between, it’s the middle in a trilogy. And moving it onto next-gen and requiring people to buy new hardware to play the middle of a trilogy feels a little disingenuous. And we sort of want to respect that. As I said, one day, maybe. We’ll think about that, we’ll see how people react to the game, how much fun they have, and whether or not everybody moves on to the next gen fully next year.?, Armstrong said.
Although the new generation of consoles has sold undeniably well, each install base remains relatively small compared to the previous console generations. It?s because of the huge install base for PS3 and Xbox 360 that Borderlands 2 became publisher?s? 2K?s best-selling game ever.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is scheduled to be released on October 14 this year, for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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