2K and Gearbox have released the final video in their four part series titled, “The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.” In this last episode, Gearbox and 2K Australia talk about the new weaponry in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as well as what the future of the franchise holds.
The video starts with Gearbox President Randy Pitchford talking about how Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel contains a lot of elements that lingered from the first two games that they hadn’t yet been able to play with. Specifically, the video goes into detail on adding laser guns and how the different manufacturers laser weapons feel. Maliwan has a Ghostbusters like wobble to their consistent beam, Dahl has the Stormtrooper-esque blaster, Hyperion’s lasers act much like a high powered railgun and Tediore has a spray laser that is akin to shotguns. The best part is, all the lasers can get elemental effects so you can have things like a freezing Ghostbuster blaster, a crazy concoction I’d never thought I’d ever see in a video game.
Future support is talked about like bringing heavy content based DLC to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, similar to content for Borderlands 2 like Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. The video finishes up with Randy Pitchford talking a little bit about the future and saying that he hopes that, “maybe between our own minds and the people now down in 2k Australia, maybe some new exciting ideas will emerge for the future.” It sounds like he is alluding to a continued partnership with the studio in the future to continue work on the Borderlands franchise and makes me wonder how involved they may be in say a Borderlands 3 while Gearbox works on established IPs like Homeworld and new ones like Battleborn. Just some food for thought.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available on October 14th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. You can check out the whole video for the “Weapons and Beyond” episode below.