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2K announces Battleborn

2K announces Battleborn

2K Games and Gearbox Software just announced that the team behind Borderlands 2 is hard at work on Battleborn, a brand new IP which is apparently the most ambitious project of the studio so far. The game is planned for release before the end of fiscal year 2016 (so before March 31 2016) but we wouldn't be surprised if it came out in time for the 2015 holiday season. Trailer and details inside.

Press release


2K and Gearbox Software - the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise - today announced BattlebornTM, an all-new full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC is in development. The first details and full reveal of Battleborn can be read now exclusively in Game Informer magazine's August issue cover story.

2K and Gearbox Software - the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise - ...
2K and Gearbox Software - the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise - today announced Battleborn(TM), an all-new full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC is in development. The first details and full reveal of Battleborn can be read now exclusively in Game Informer magazine's August issue cover story.

Battleborn is developed by the teams behind the critically acclaimed hybrid role-playing-shooter Borderlands 2, and is an ambitious fusion of genres. The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox's industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.

"If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter," said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created."

"Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K's highest-selling game of all time," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K's history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience."

Announcement trailer

All comments

Commented on 2014-07-08 19:33:00
2015 releases being advertised now is bad enough, now 2016... I'm excited for this, but now I have to wait for almost 2 years.

The funny thing though, this might be out before HL3. :P
Commented on 2014-07-08 20:05:50
Nice M83 song ;)
Commented on 2014-07-08 20:14:58
Final Fantasy meets Zelda meets Borderland with some dynasty warrior, looked rather sweet
Commented on 2014-07-08 21:22:34 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
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Right back at you Seth. I am the same too.
Commented on 2014-07-08 21:52:25
As long as there is loot, a lot of loot I'm in ! Lovely style.
Commented on 2014-07-08 21:56:06
So what I'm taking away from this press release is that Borderlands was successful. They only mention it fours times.
Commented on 2014-07-08 21:59:08
Love the art.
Commented on 2014-07-09 02:01:57
Love the character designs. Borderlands along with Team Fortress 2 showed that there can be resurgence in cartoony FPSs to go with classics like NOLF or Timesplitters. I'm glad it's more along that route.
Commented on 2014-07-09 02:41:02
I applaud them for making a new IP, also not cross gen. Could've easily made a new Borderlands, but instead they do this. Nice.
Commented on 2014-07-09 03:47:56
Looks awesome, although kinda looks like it may be borderlands with a makeover...
Still really cool
Commented on 2014-07-09 12:49:55
What the hell did I just watch?

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