While a big, blockbuster release hitting current generation consoles only isn’t exactly news these days, it kind of is when you’re talking about Gearbox’ Borderlands series.
The last installment of the FPS/RPG hybrid solely landed on the Xbox 360 and PS3 at first, as Gearbox had publicly stated that they felt that the audience wasn’t there yet to take Borderlands into the current generation of the Xbox One and PS4.
Since then, The Handsome Collection has been announced (which will get all the games in the series onto the more contemporary round of consoles), and now the developer has announced that the next Borderlands sequel will indeed be current-gen only. So what does that mean for gamers? Well, for starters it means that the game won’t be developed cross-generationally and therefor won’t be hampered in its execution at all by the PS3 and Xbox 360. They were great consoles in their prime, but lets be honest- the PS4 and Xbox One kind of stand head-and-shoulders above them when it comes to power.
And that’s not all, as 2K’s (Gearbox’ publishing partner) president Karl Slatoff went on to say that they have a “robust long-term pipeline of titles in development, including ground-breaking new intellectual properties and new releases from our proven franchises”. So stay tuned as there’s much more to come from 2K and, presumably, Gearbox and the Borderlands series.