While Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set to bring back some more Borderlands-branded craziness this fall, fans of the series may feel left out as the new title only hits Xbox 360, PS3, and PC…for now,
Speaking in an interview, Tony Lawrence, head of developer 2K Australia, mentioned that though the game is being developed specifically with last-gen consoles in mind due to the title’s use of an older engine (Borderlands 2 engine) and the larger install base of Xbox 360 and PS3, he said that the possibility of The Pre-Sequel showing up on Xbox One or PS4 shouldn’t be ruled out completely.
In a larger sense, porting the game over to current-gen consoles would largely depend on the success of the title on Xbox 360 and PS3, with Lawrence explaining:
“If fans say, ‘Hey, we’d really like this on a next-gen console,’ well, we’ll think about that.”
In addition, Matt Armstrong, franchise director of Borderlands at Gearbox Software also added during the interview:
“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. “Requiring people to buy new hardware to play the middle [game in] a trilogy … feels a little disingenuous.”
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 14th, 2014.