Gearbox CEO Responds to Battleborn Free to Play Rumours

Free trial version seems in-bound.

Posted By | On 30th, Sep. 2016 Under News


Kotaku recently ran a story where an unnamed source talked about Battleborn, Gearbox Software’s FPS/MOBA hybrid, going free to play in the coming months. The announcement is expected to come in November though there have numerous delays in that regard so it could change.

However, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took to Twitter to deny the report. “I was just told about a reckless story about Battleborn going F2P that is false. There are no plans to convert Battleborn free to play.”

Pitchford noted that, “We have some unannounced plans to do a trial version of the game that would be free and from which retail can be purchased along with DLC.”

These came across as the game having a timed demo of sorts to which Pitchford responded, “I don’t think timed demo is right. I think we need to sort our plans FIRST and then announce them. Call in a few months.”

This seems to indicate a free version of sorts which players could then upgrade into the full version by making purchases. Again, it’s not quite 100 percent so stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

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  • Lockheart

    All 30 people who still play this game will be delighted to hear in several months, when they’ve moved on, people might try this corpse of a game with microtransaction schemes.

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  • jimmy perreault

    I would love to try out this game.

    But I’m not sure if it’s my style, and I don’t want to risk 60$ for this.

    I hope they will get some kind of free try /free to play model soon!


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