2K games surprised many fans of the popular Gearbox franchise when they announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would only be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. However there is now hope according to 2K Australia’s Tony Lawrence in an interview at E3 with Gamereactor.
All the players of Borderlands 2 are all playing on those [last-gen] consoles, that’s the choice they’ve got. So we want to reward those guys and give them the Borderlands Pre-Sequel experience on that console. If fans say, ‘Hey, we’d really like this on a next-gen console,’ well, we’ll think about that. But right now, we’re concentrating on the consoles we know.
While this may be good news for owners of the new consoles, Matt Armstrong was quick to point out that many of their fans still own older hardware.
“The vast majority of our fans still have their old hardware. The other thing is, it’s between, it’s the middle in a trilogy. And moving it onto next-gen and requiring people to buy new hardware to play the middle on a trilogy feels a little disingenuous. And we sort of want to respect that. As I said, one day, maybe. We’ll think about that, 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.”
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases on Xbox 36o, PS3, and PC on October 14th, 2014.