Gamers throughout the world wonder why the original game of Borderlands is very hard to find on the marketplace nowadays, taking into consideration that there are so many new bundle packs existent. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but it lacks the presence of the main game.
The president of Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford, took part of this year’s PAX South event in San Antonio, Texas, and has answered some questions about the original doesn’t take part of this March’s release on Xbox One and PS4, but the other two are.
Even if at the beginning he hesitates in telling his audience the real reason, he finally states that the logic of this decision is proved by the lack of money in their budget plans. Furthermore, he explains that the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel wasn’t originally planned to exist on Xbox One and PS4 also because of budget and problems with certain resources. The waves of doubt have spread, however, in the eyes of his public in Texas, because Xbox One and PS4 are known to use x86 configuration and it would have been typical to design a version for PS4 and Xbox One, if they were able to do it for a PC.
A comparison between the internal data of Xbox, PlayStation and a regular PC has been made, taking into consideration various types of configurations between old and new versions. As a result, Randy Pitchford’s statement couldn’t be sustained by technical proofs, because the reality shows that it would be more expensive to design a game for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, than it would be for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The reason behind this fact is that it has varying architecture: Power PC for Xbox 360, x86 for PC and the PS3’s proprietary Cell. Obviously, a single, uniform architecture would involve less resources and less money than it would be needed for different ones.
As far as the next Borderlands game is concerned, Gearbox doesn’t promise to make a new one soon, but Randy Pitchford states that it is their priority for the next future.
“Something we need to get started on soon. Some people already assume we’re working on a future Borderlands game. The fact is, we aren’t We want to, and we want to get started soon, and we want some help.”
Later of Twitter, the CEO of Gearbox has posted that they started the recruitment for the next Borderlands game and that passionate and talented people are waited to be part of the exciting program.
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