Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Gearbox Says “No Budget Wasted on Porting” for Next Gen

Randy Pitchford says all 100 percent of resources will be spent on making the game bigger, better and awesome.

Posted By | On 17th, Apr. 2014 Under News

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gearbox Software’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel won’t be coming to next gen consoles because according to CEO Randy Pitchford during a recent PAX East panel, the studio wanted to devote all its resources towards the best possible experience without worrying about porting.

“We wanted 100 percent of the energy that was going to go into this game to be dedicated towards making the game better, bigger, and awesome. We wanted none of that attention diverted towards figuring out just how to draw a triangle on a new platform that we just didn’t understand.”

“So all, 100 percent, of the budget that’s going into this game is all in content and features and iterating from Borderlands 2. No budget wasted on porting.”

Borderlands Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong also added that, “We also have a bit of a pet peeve when we have the first game and the second game, and now we’re having a game that sits place right in the middle, putting it on a different generation console. That would’ve been so bad.”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year.


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  • d0x360

    Weird. Why didn’t they just steal money from a publisher to fund a next gen port like they did for borderlands 2? They used Sega’s aliens colonial marines money to make borderlands awesome so surely they can con some other company. Then they can farm out development to some crap studio on the cheap. Nobody will ever know! The trick is you talk about how amazing the game will be, withhold review copies till launch day and send out fake footage of the game that looks way better than what you release. Fool proof really.

  • J85A20

    Honestly alot of people seem to be complaining about it not being released on new gen consoles, personally im glad its not. Already saved up for mine but waiting until after E3 before I get mine. Im so glad some PS3/360 games are still being developed as most of my friends wont be getting next gen console for a while. Means we still have some new games to play. Im sure BLTPS will be great regardless and for one I couldnt be happier.

    To everyone who’s complaining about a non XBO/PS4 release keep it in mind that not everyone can afford to buy a next gen console straight away, if youre that unhappy maybe you shouldnt have traded your consoles in?

  • Michael Stone

    How is it going to be awesome i for sure am not going to buy it. i got a new machine to play new games on it not for all the good games to be released on old gen then that means thiis next-gen ones are pointless. i’m not paying 40.00 for a xbox 360 game just because Gearbox are being tight no way.Get a grip there will be at least20million gamers that will be on next gen when you release this game how happy are they going to feel paying 40.00 .I understand you want it on old gen but to make next gen owners miss out is well out of order.Even if it was the same as last gen graphically i’d still want to buy it for my new machine.

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