Gearbox Hoping that Success of Headhunter Packs will Bring More Borderlands 2 DLC in 2014
Borderlands 2 has not exactly been skimping on DLC: Gearbox has been cranking out tons of content for their popular FPS/RPG hybrid that has kept fans busy since the game’s launch in fall 2012.
Since then, Gearbox has released multiple downloadable expansions and is also gearing up (no pun intended) for its themed “Headhunter Packs” as new DLC for Borderlands 2 later this year. With a selection of short missions and challenges with a specific theme or goal, three of these DLC packs will be released for the remainder of 2013, and in an interview with Josh Jeffcoat, a Game Designer with Gearbox that worked on Borderlands 2, the studio is hoping that if the DLC packs are successful, it may lead to more content for the game in 2014.
In an interview with WarpZoned at last week’s PAX Prime 2013, Jeffcoat spoke to the site about Borderlands 2, talking about the Headhunter Packs releasing this year, and also mentioned the possibilities of DLC expanding into next year:
“Basically, we’re just going to see how people like it. If they like these new smaller-scale campaigns, then we might try and keep doing more of them, because they’re much, much faster for us to make than the full-scale Tiny Tina DLC was.”
While Jeffcoat’s interview is no official confirmation of DLC for Borderlands 2 beyond the Headhunter Packs releasing this year, the success and reception of previous DLC has been exceptional given the support that Gearbox has given the game well after its release one year ago, and hopefully will lead to more DLC for the game next year.
The first of the Headhunter Packs, the Halloween-themed “T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest,” will be releasing for Borderlands 2 in October 2013, followed by two more Packs later this year.