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 When Gearbox said it wasn't working on Borderlands 3, they weren't lying. Taking place in between the first and second game in the series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is definitely not Borderlands 3. And Gearbox isn't really working on The Pre-Sequel, opting to partner with 2K Australia to do the heavy lifting.

 

"My own studio spends its attention towards new IP and working towards the next gen," Gearbox president Randy Pitchford reiterated when demoing the new game to us. Instead, a conversation started with 2K Australia "over a year ago" on making a new game for the current generation.

 

"We're pretty adapt at collaboration," 2K Australia general manager Tony Lawrence reminded us, pointing out their work on all of the BioShock games. Pitchford sees The Pre-Sequel as an opportunity for the support studio--much like "Opposing Force (a Half-Life mod) was a turning point for Gearbox."

 

The Pre-Sequel tells the story of the rise of Handsome Jack, the notorious villain of Borderlands 2. According to writer Anthony Birch, he started off as "relatively good guy." In fact, many of the characters will go through dramatic changes through the adventure. Taking a page from Breaking Bad and other recent antihero tales, "your characters may be more morally ambiguous" this time around.

 

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Love it smile.gif Will be grabbing this along with my buddies thumb.gif
    
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So so so much want.
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If only Borderlands didn't use those ugly (imo) cell-shaded graphics. I just don't find it appealing to look at. Gameplay was okay though.

I doubt I will be checking this one out, but I know the game has a huge following so that's good news for a lot of people. My buddy will be happy to hear about this.
 
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can't wait. wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
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Not been this excited for a game in a while. wheee.gif

Borderlands 2 is one of the best games of all time in my opinion.
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Not been this excited for a game in a while. wheee.gif

Borderlands 2 is one of the best games of all time in my opinion.


This. Borderlands 1 was great, Borderlands 2 was even better. I'll be picking this up as soon as it comes available wheee.gif
    
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If only Borderlands didn't use those ugly (imo) cell-shaded graphics. I just don't find it appealing to look at. Gameplay was okay though.
Yeah, I can understand that. Borderlands 1 had "realistic" look originally but mid way through development Gearbox decided to use cel-shaded. I remember there was HUGE uproar, there was countless forum posts about how the game is now ruined forever etc. biggrin.gif When BL1 was launched most people loved it. IMO BL2 is one of the most beautiful games of all time, despite some low res textures.
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Hope they add in physx again, it was awesome in bl2
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Hope they add in physx again, it was awesome in bl2

This^ BL2 and the hundreds of hours I played it were the reason I switched from team red to team green...the physx effects were awesome. thumb.gif
    
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