Whilst pre-orders for Borderlands the Pre-sequel have been available for quite some time now, the game has still been in development by Gearbox. However, as of this week, Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox has revealed that the upcoming Borderlands game has now gone gold.
This means development for the base game has stopped, and the developers have started to produce physical copies of Borderlands the Pre-Sequel in preparation for it’s launch. Whilst Gearbox took the role of announcing and producing Borderlands the Pre-sequel, the game has primarily been developed by 2K Australia, so players may find the content slightly differs from the previous Borderlands games.
In Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, players will be able to choose to play between a variety of new characters, including Claptrap, one of the franchises most loved (or hated) characters in the game.
Three other characters have been planned for Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, and they will resemble similar item and ability structures as characters in previous Borderlands games.
The first character is Wilhelm, a bulky ‘Enforcer’ class, whilst the second character is Athena, the melee based ‘Gladiator’ class. The third character is Nisha, the dual wielding ‘Lawbringer’ class. The fourth character is Claptrap.
Rumors have circulated that the previous playable characters from Borderlands 2 may make an appearance in the Pre-Sequel – this would include Axton, Salvador, Maya and Zero.
Whilst Borderlands the Pre-Sequel has now gone gold and is set for release on October 14th, Gearbox and 2K Australia still have a variety of DLC planned, four packs of which will come included in the Pre-Sequel season pass.
The Pre-Sequel has been set for a release on PS3 and Xbox 360, however Gearbox haven’t entirely ruled out a new gen version as well. When asked about a possible PS4 or Xbox One version, Gearbox director Matt Armstrong said, ” one day maybe, I don’t know. We’ll think about that, see how people react to the game, how much fun they have and whether or not everyone moves on to the next gen fully next year. For now we’re pretty happy with our choice and I think people are going to be to.”