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Gearbox dismisses Borderlands 2 rumours

Gearbox dismisses Borderlands 2 rumours

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has rubbished rumours that Borderlands 2 is in the works.

Gearbox Software has rubbished rumours that upcoming FPS Aliens: Colonial Marines has been pushed back to a 2012 release date as the team is refocused on making a sequel to 2009's Borderlands.

Rumours sprung up yesterday when Destructoid re-reported rumours from the Neo-Gaf forums where a Gearbox interview in US magazine EGM was being discussed. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has since confirmed that there is no truth to the rumours in a comment to Eurogamer.

'I am certain that I haven't discussed anything specific regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines with anyone beyond emphasising how passionate I am about the title and how committed my studio and I are to making it great,' said Pitchford.

'It looks to me like whomever made that post on NeoGAF made an interpretation that could be misleading or inaccurate.'

Pitchford also went on to comment that, not only is Aliens: Colonial Marines not delayed, but that Borderlands 2 is not in development at the moment.

'I'm a little surprised [Destructoid] didn't bother to try and e-mail myself or our folks before extrapolating that NeoGAF post even further,' added Pitcford. '[Destructoid] even referenced Borderlands 2? What's Borderlands 2? Bah! And El Oh El!'

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Mattmc91 11th January 2011, 09:55 Quote
Shame :( Loved Borderlands.
GFC 11th January 2011, 09:56 Quote
Too bad. Borderlands is so awsum.
Neonhalo 11th January 2011, 09:58 Quote
But Gearbox -has- trademarked the name Borderworlds..

I suppose if it isn't called Borderlands 2, they're technically right, but my Spideysense is telling me they're hiding something.
azrael- 11th January 2011, 10:01 Quote
Methinks, master Pitchford doth protest too much. :)
BRAWL 11th January 2011, 10:27 Quote
Hasn't Colonial Marines been in the pipeline for over 4 years now... *coughs* Colonial Marines forever?
Yemerich 11th January 2011, 11:11 Quote
Hey! But I wanna a Borderlands 2!
V3ctor 11th January 2011, 11:49 Quote
Let them end Duke Nukem, then they can start on Borderlands 2 :)
Blarte 11th January 2011, 12:06 Quote
I havent finished Borderlands and the add ons yet ... let alone Borderlands 2 .. I am still to use Brick .. and do 2nd walk throughs with hunter, solder and Siren (currently only at level 60 on Lilith and getting leathered by Crawmerax the bas***d ... )
sausages 11th January 2011, 12:14 Quote
4 years isn't all that unusual for game development.
kosch 11th January 2011, 13:12 Quote
I love the noise brick makes when you turn his special on.
jrs77 11th January 2011, 13:32 Quote
I love the art-style and the humour of Borderlands :D

A sequel however? What should it be? Adding more expansions to the existing Borderlands would be better imho.
Kiytan 11th January 2011, 14:34 Quote
it wouldn't surprise me if borderworlds is going to be some kind of web based trade hub or something.

There again they might have just nabbed the name just incase, companies do tend to do that quite a lot.

And as long as they make the PC version a bit more PC friendly/oriented I would be quite happy about a borderlands 2.
Unknownsock 11th January 2011, 15:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
I love the art-style and the humour of Borderlands :D

A sequel however? What should it be? Adding more expansions to the existing Borderlands would be better imho.

I'd prefer to see an improved game engine, rather than more of the same thing.
pimonserry 11th January 2011, 15:18 Quote
Sad face. The original was good fun.
sear 12th January 2011, 01:48 Quote
Why is this news? Developers, especially those beholden to publishers, are never allowed to talk about upcoming games unless they're green-lighted. The game could be deep in development, but you'll never know about it unless there's a leak or 2K Games decides to publicise it. Or are we expecting developers to be stupid enough to violate the terms of their contracts and risk the security of their projects, funding and studios?
schmidtbag 12th January 2011, 13:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blarte
I havent finished Borderlands and the add ons yet ... let alone Borderlands 2 .. I am still to use Brick .. and do 2nd walk throughs with hunter, solder and Siren (currently only at level 60 on Lilith and getting leathered by Crawmerax the bas***d ... )

lol i'm also stuck on crawmerax and i'm a hunter level 61.

is it just me or when you turn level 59 the game gets obscenely difficult out of nowhere? to me the difficulty was pretty consistent (i wouldn't exactly describe the game as easy, but rather very beatable) but now it just got annoyingly hard out of nowhere. the lance shock troopers are capable of killing me within 10 shots. drifters can kill me in 3 hits (and they're faster than you). the badass jetpack lance can kill me in 2 hits. i have a shield with over 1500HP and my life is at 1000. i should not die THAT quickly just because i breached level 59. the really weird thing is tho i have more powerful guns than my foes and they take a good 20 shots or so, even if every single bullet is a hit, but i can't get hit by anything anymore.


anyways.... a borderlands 2 would be great, i just hope it'll be longer if they ever decide to make it.
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