‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ May Get PS4 & Xbox One Release; New Gameplay Videos

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Listen, kiddos. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to to PC and last-gen consoles later this year and we couldn’t be more excited about this next/previous chapter in the vibrant, violent Borderlands franchise. While sequels are often about adding more features, one thing that’s been dialled back quite a bit in this pre-sequel is the gravity, since the story takes place on the bouncy landscape of the moon.

2K Australia provided an early look at the new verticality offered in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in a demo at E3 2014 (which we got the chance to try out), and the studio has now released a full video of that demo accompanied by commentary from producers Joel Eschler and James Lopez. Along with the new jumping abilities, the demo highlights the versatile uses of oxygen, which is vital for the purposes of breathing while outside on the moon. Luckily it can be found in abundance.

If you don’t feel that the game’s producers offer a helpful enough introduction to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, however, you can always look to your old friend Handsome Jack. Actually it’s a younger version of Handsome Jack who narrates this “Tips for surviving on the moon” video, and the difference between this guy and the version that we met in Borderlands 2 is palpable. Speaking in an interview at E3 2014, voice actor Dameon Clarke explained that Handsome Jack hasn’t yet evolved into the villain he eventually becomes: “He’s a different person. When he’s being sincere, he’s being sincere. He’s not bulls**ting you every two seconds.”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn’t currently set to release on the PS4 or Xbox One, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it never will. Quite a few games – including Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us – are making the leap from the last generation to the current one, and in an interview with GamereactorTV, 2K Australia studio head Tony Lawrence said that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel could get the same treatment if fans demand it loudly enough. Gearbox’s franchise director for Borderlands, Matt Armstrong, added:

“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.”

It makes sense that creating last-gen and PC versions of the game was prioritized, since those are the platforms that the current fanbase played the two previous games on and the game was built on the same engine as Borderlands 2, meaning that there’s a limit to how much it could take advantage of the technological advancements offered by the new console generation.

Would you sign a petition to get Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel onto Xbox One and PS4, or are you happy to play it on the same platform as the previous two games?

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases October 14, 2014 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.


Source: GamereactorTV

TAGS: 2K Games, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands 3, Gearbox Software, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

  • stupidassgamemakers

    honestly make the games for the ps4 and xbox one. cause think about it if you started making games for the new consoles they could make more money by selling the NEW consoles. but no you keep making all the good games for xbox 360 and the ps3 so whats the point of even buying the new consoles? seriously… waste of money right there

  • Adrian Naranjo

    I am a huge fan of Borderlands(:
    My Xbox 360 crashed and I can’t afford a new one, but I can afford a copy of the game, I only have a PS4 though, so at least make me a copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequal cx
    But no seriously this game should be made for next gen most definitely ! đŸ˜€

  • Josh Meglemre

    Please release borderlands on the one and ps4 you will see the difference between the 360 and ps3 versions for instance look at destiny they sold more copies on the one and ps4 so come on 2k relese it on next gen consoles.

  • James

    Borderlands is my favorite game on borderlands 2 I got all characters to level 72 but then I sold my PS3 for a ps4 thinking that borderlands 3 (pre sequel) would come out for it but I spent money for nothing

    • oli. w

      i did the same thing an sold my ps3/360 to get a ps4 so no longer have the ability to play the new borderlands. but borderlands is one of my all time favourite games/franchises an im gutted i can not play it. its the only game ive ever gotten the special edition for an i feel pretty let down that gearbox are not releasing it for current gen consoles. it defo should happen an hopefully soon but i know it wont be until all dlc for the last gen is done with. it needs to happen tho i dont wanna have to buy a ps3 or 360 for one game.

      i dont get gearbox’s excuse either that they thought it was not fair to make people have to buy a new console to experience the middle part of the story. that makes no sense cos you can release it on last gen an current gen aswell its not like you had to pick an choose between 350/ps3 or xbone/ps4 they could easily have released it on all 4/5 platforms. come on 2k an gearbox sort it out.

    • Douglas

      Bro, I feel you. I was level 70 on my characters and did the exact thing you did.

  • james

    you maymbe can release a collector eddition with the 3 on the new gem i ha ve ps4 and i sell my ps3 for i still have bordeland 1 and 2 but i cant play and i will pre sequel only if i can play on my ps4 *.*

  • asha

    It would be awesome if you released the pre sequel on the one and ps4. I have high hopes of playing the next game to borderlands couldn’t get enough of the first but we upgraded from 360 to the xbox one. :/

  • Adam

    Where’s the petition! I want borderlands so badly in my ps4, I loved the previous game and when I heard the new one was coming out I was dissatisfied that it wasn’t on the latest platform.
    Get borderlands on the new consoles!

  • Dino

    I say put boarderlands 1, presequle, and 2 all on one disc remastered for the new gen counsels.

    • Insanelyfurious

      for sure im down with that. AWESOME

  • Insanelyfurious

    Bring it out on next gen consoles for sure ill buy it again keep the price the same. I got mates on live that want it but dont have a 360 anymore they dont last forever. Be good to us 2K hook up ya fans that wanna play it.

  • Penfold77

    I traded in my xbox360 to get a PS4 now I cannot play the latest installment of my all time favorite game.
    I’m very disappointed with 2k

  • Tom

    Why would you go from an Xbox 360 to a PS4 and not an Xbox One? Did MS anger you?

    • Penfold77

      I played on both consoles and the PS4 felt right

  • srabes94

    I agree 100% with Dino! Make a remastered version of Borderlands 1, 2, and Pre Sequel for the Ps4 and Xbox One. But if you cant remaster 1 & 2, Pre Sequel on Next Gen would be enough. As with alot of other people, ill be playing Destiny until 2k and Gearbox (hopefully) release Borderlands on next gen. Unfortunately, Destiny will eventually get boring after a very long while,so hurry up guys!