After some leaks happening earlier this week, 2K Games and Borderlands have officially announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which will be hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
The game is set between Borderlands 1 and 2 and features four brand new playable characters: Athena The Gladiator, who was a Crimson assassin from The Secret Armory of General Knoxx expansion to Borderlands 1; Wilhelm The Enforcer, who was the first big boss encounter in Borderlands 2; Nisha The Lawbringer, known as The Sheriff of Lynchwood in Borderlands 2; and finally, you get to play as Claptrap the Fragtrap. One more thing: It’s set in space!
On why the game isn’t on current-gen consoles, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said:
“It’s not free to build a game for next-gen,” Pitchford stated. “So when we decide where to spend our resources, we want to spend all of the attention we can on the game itself.
“If you try to image the set of Borderlands players who have already upgraded, that’s not 100 per cent. But if you try to image the set of Xbox One or PS4 owners who do not have an Xbox 360 or a PS3, the difference there is so close to nil you can’t make a business rationalisation around that.”