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2K confirms Borderlands 2

2K confirms Borderlands 2

Gearbox and 2K Games have confirmed that Borderlands 2 is set for a 2012 release date.

2K Games has confirmed that Borderlands 2 is currently in development, following rumors of an upcoming announcement yesterday.

Set to be revealed at GamesCom this year, Borderlands 2 is being developed by original developer Gearbox Software and is set for release in 2K's 2012 financial year - so, between April 2012 and April 2013.

Borderlands 2 will feature 'all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story,' according to 2K Games.

'Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.'

The game is confirmed for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Check out our Borderlands review for more information on the series, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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NuTech 3rd August 2011, 15:26 Quote
**** yes.

Now, Gearbox, if you don't mind:
  • Loot for multiple slots, not just weapons, shields etc (Diablo the feck out of it)
  • Actual boss fights
  • Drop Gamespy
  • Keyboard and Mouse UI
Gunsmith 3rd August 2011, 15:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by NuTech
**** yes.

Now, Gearbox, if you don't mind:
  • Loot for multiple slots, not just weapons, shields etc (Diablo the feck out of it)
  • Actual boss fights
  • Drop Gamespy
  • Keyboard and Mouse UI

add proper FOV and movement that doesnt make you vom to that list.
WildThing 3rd August 2011, 15:36 Quote
Good news, really enjoyed the first one.
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
add proper FOV and movement that doesnt make you vom to that list.

QFT!
Star*Dagger 3rd August 2011, 15:39 Quote
Excellent game, looking forward to the next one.

For those of you crying about FOV there was a mod out for that a week after the game was released, use that little search engine bar on the upper right of your browser (if you are still using IE you have other problems)

Yours in Pandora Punishing Power Plasma,
Star*Dagger
tyepye 3rd August 2011, 15:51 Quote
Great stuff. Thoroughly enjoyed Borderlands + the DLC with my Uni mate. It has quickly become one of my favourite games ever. Will be picking this sequel and playing for hours on end again.
[ZiiP] NaloaC 3rd August 2011, 16:03 Quote
Oh, I am looking forward to this!

I have yet to complete all the DLC for this still. I am about 2/3 of my way through my 2nd playthrough of the main story.

Accidentally went to a DLC area around level 42.... cyber ninja bitches kicked the living crap out of me and a mate. :D
docodine 3rd August 2011, 16:06 Quote
I'm still on my first playthrough, bought the game during the Steam sale with all the DLC. Really fun!

Only complaint is that it's a bit easy if you're playing solo, but really tough with two people.. I solo'd the 'destroyer' boss in under a minute, the walk to this boss was harder than the actual fight.... So +1 on the 'please add real bosses' comment earlier.

I think the game needs more NPCs and character customization, and more non-combat skills maybe. Just to be more RPGish.

If it had better RPG elements, it could be like Deus Ex with guns that are actually satisfying to use. That would be a winner IMO.
Blademrk 3rd August 2011, 16:20 Quote
loved Borderlands, still need to complete the last 2 DLC's though (and I haven't tried the multiplayer yet.)
Parge 3rd August 2011, 16:20 Quote
Fix the driving!

Also, some level of destructable environment would be lovely.
Draksis 3rd August 2011, 16:26 Quote
WOOT!!!!! :D

gonna Borderlands again tonight
Kiytan 3rd August 2011, 16:46 Quote
Borderlands to fix list:

+ More than 15 different enemies
+ less of a F**K you ending
+ proper PC controls (mice have scroll wheels you know)
+ some random quests would be nice

IF they can manage that, it will be awesome, as while I do enjoy the first game, it has some quite serious flaws. Most notably the lack of variety in enemies
eddman 3rd August 2011, 16:54 Quote
Can we have some REAL NPCs this time please. Claptrap was more human than those stupid characters, with their repetitive lines.
63jax 3rd August 2011, 17:29 Quote
that game is pure fun, finished all and the DLCs.
runadumb 3rd August 2011, 17:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
Quote:
Originally Posted by NuTech
**** yes.

Now, Gearbox, if you don't mind:
  • Loot for multiple slots, not just weapons, shields etc (Diablo the feck out of it)
  • Actual boss fights
  • Drop Gamespy
  • Keyboard and Mouse UI

add proper FOV and movement that doesnt make you vom to that list.

+1
Borderlands made me feel so ill :(
V3ctor 3rd August 2011, 18:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by NuTech
**** yes.

Now, Gearbox, if you don't mind:
  • Loot for multiple slots, not just weapons, shields etc (Diablo the feck out of it)
  • Actual boss fights
  • Drop Gamespy
  • Keyboard and Mouse UI

And key for Duke Nukem Forever 2! XD
OCJunkie 3rd August 2011, 19:04 Quote
Still not sure I like the art style but I enjoyed it, appreciated the extensive DLCs too. The FOV issue is moot as you can just edit the config file, those who vomited didn't Google...

I found the SP pretty lonely though as I didn't have anyone for co-op, the NPCs didn't fill that void and it would be better as some kind of online thing, or at least with AI companions to accompany you...
wafflesomd 3rd August 2011, 19:54 Quote
There is already an FoV fix for borderlands and it came out less than two weeks after the release of the game.

Try google next time.
runadumb 3rd August 2011, 20:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by wafflesomd
There is already an FoV fix for borderlands and it came out less than two weeks after the release of the game.

Try google next time.

3rd person that said this. A) I didn't realise it was the game making me feel crap for quite some time as it has only ever happened to me once before and B) the ini.config fix I tried didn't work.

Regardless you shouldn't have to piss around with this stuff. It should be in the menu, that's the point!
WildThing 3rd August 2011, 20:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb
3rd person that said this. A) I didn't realise it was the game making me feel crap for quite some time as it has only ever happened to me once before and B) the ini.config fix I tried didn't work.

Regardless you shouldn't have to piss around with this stuff. It should be in the menu, that's the point!

Yes, exactly. I've been using the Borderlands Config Editor v2.1.4 ever since it was released, and it doesn't always work perfectly. For example if you bind the FOV change to W (move forward) the screen will flicker every time you accelerate in the car.
rv88uk 3rd August 2011, 20:56 Quote
just started my 3rd playthrough of Borderlands, can be an addictive game. One thing I'd love for the second one is more varied environments, jungle sections in their art style would like great
SexyHyde 3rd August 2011, 21:00 Quote
currently enjoying borderlands. going solo, brought the goty edition for £5 ages ago after non of my online mates brought it at release. will definitely be buying borderlands two, the quality of the first one has assured that. hopefully it will come out just as i start to get bored of bf3!
Eiffie 3rd August 2011, 21:30 Quote
I liked the game except for the fact that well, it didn't really go anywhere. The side-quests ended up being more fun than the main game.
docodine 3rd August 2011, 22:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by rv88uk
just started my 3rd playthrough of Borderlands, can be an addictive game. One thing I'd love for the second one is more varied environments, jungle sections in their art style would like great

I thought so too until I hit the DLC, do you have those?
Canon 3rd August 2011, 22:55 Quote
Hopefully it is the same length on average as Borderlands, or longer.
Draksis 4th August 2011, 08:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rv88uk
just started my 3rd playthrough of Borderlands, can be an addictive game. One thing I'd love for the second one is more varied environments, jungle sections in their art style would like great

Also maybe a full-on urban setting would be good, cause in the first one you out in the sticks.
I know they hint at the whole planet being like that, but there must be a more developed section of the planet.

And +1 to a better ending! ;)
mongpong 4th August 2011, 09:54 Quote
It bored me to tears tbh. Each mission seemed to be - Go across the other side of the map, shoot lots of wolf type things, Kill the person/collect something etc, go all the way back - repeat. I gave up quickly.

Does it improve on this after the first few hours of gameplay?
SexyHyde 4th August 2011, 10:30 Quote
It's an fps/rpg so the walking about is the rpg element. It improves a fair bit once you get the buggies and fast travel (teleporter). After that I don't know as I'm not much past getting fast travel.
rv88uk 4th August 2011, 11:58 Quote
I picked the game of the year edition so I've got all the dlc, completed everything twice except moxxis underdome (looks boring) and crawmerax (not sure how to solo with mordecai). Actually I haven't played claptraps revolution yet, will get round to it after this playthrough.

The urban idea reminded me of old haven, I loved that section, would be good to have more tactical areas, I'd quite like a cover sytem as well, something like Mass Effect 2s. I play as semi-stealthy character so being able to sneak up behind walls sounds good.
VeNoM JaCKaL 4th August 2011, 12:26 Quote
Hve not completed Borderland yet started playing then dropped it for something else. Would you say its better playing the game co-operative or as single player?
Edwards 4th August 2011, 12:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by VeNoM JaCKaL
Hve not completed Borderland yet started playing then dropped it for something else. Would you say its better playing the game co-operative or as single player?

Immeasurably.

Seriously this game is far, far better with other players. The more the better, because the difficulty scales with people, and the loot gets better too. Plus it becomes far more frantic and I found myself laughing a lot more at the stupid crap that would happen.

I adore this game, and like many others think I'll be having another session tonight. I'm very happy with this news.
kosch 4th August 2011, 13:18 Quote
yay good times!!
Yemerich 4th August 2011, 13:49 Quote
Yay! that's good news! Too bad my conection sux...
SighMoan 4th August 2011, 15:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mongpong
It bored me to tears tbh. Each mission seemed to be - Go across the other side of the map, shoot lots of wolf type things, Kill the person/collect something etc, go all the way back - repeat. I gave up quickly.

Does it improve on this after the first few hours of gameplay?

That is essentially the entire game.
supermonkey 4th August 2011, 17:42 Quote
I enjoyed Borderlands because the RPG element and the art style was so different from all the other games I've played. However, I do have two complaints:
1. Although the extensive weapon selection was a nice change from other FPS games, in my opinion it got a little too extensive. By the time I completed the first play through I no longer cared what the bad guys dropped. I already exceeded the money counter and I was for the most part easily defeating anything in my way. After a while I just couldn't be bothered to compare so many different weapons and all of the their multiple stats.

2. The general areas were often far more difficult than the boss fights. In fact, I died many times on the final map, but the final boss never damaged me at all. The bosses just seemed far underpowered in comparison to the rest of the game.
sotu1 4th August 2011, 18:40 Quote
Bring back the guy with three balls.
docodine 4th August 2011, 20:29 Quote
But we killed the three balled guy!
Blademrk 5th August 2011, 11:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by supermonkey
I enjoyed Borderlands because the RPG element and the art style was so different from all the other games I've played. However, I do have two complaints:
1. Although the extensive weapon selection was a nice change from other FPS games, in my opinion it got a little too extensive. By the time I completed the first play through I no longer cared what the bad guys dropped. I already exceeded the money counter and I was for the most part easily defeating anything in my way. After a while I just couldn't be bothered to compare so many different weapons and all of the their multiple stats.

2. The general areas were often far more difficult than the boss fights. In fact, I died many times on the final map, but the final boss never damaged me at all. The bosses just seemed far underpowered in comparison to the rest of the game.

Have you tried the DLC?

I breezed through the game, but the last 2 DLC's were a lot harder.
Ending Credits 5th August 2011, 12:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
'all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story,'
Quote:
Originally Posted by article
'Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.'

Words used: 38
Words conveyed: 1 (it's still on Pandora)

Borderlands was brilliant though, looking forwards to it.
SexyHyde 5th August 2011, 16:43 Quote
i like the way everyone is moaning politely, but looking forward to it. must mean the game wasn't half bad. i am thoroughly enjoying it on my bod, which most of you insist is rubbish, wish i had someone to play with.
jimmyjj 8th August 2011, 01:26 Quote
Playing it through atm, got the game of the year edition in Steam sale.

It's fun, but it is repetitive.

Its a good laugh in small doses, will complete it slowly but surely I think. Wish I had gifted a copy to a friend when it was on sale, sounds like it would be a lot more fun.
Toploaded 8th August 2011, 03:10 Quote
Played it through once, was okay but is really a 'Start at A, walk to B whist killing a bunch of none varied NPC's, Collect X amount of whatever, return to A' affair that does not change much.

If you don't enjoy the game after you have obtained your first vehicle, you won't afterwards (the game does improve at this point if only mildly). It IS much more fun with a good 4 player co-op going on, but only if all 4 players are around the same level.
SexyHyde 9th August 2011, 00:07 Quote
Once I have completed a mission I select another one in the same area until I have done them all then collect all the rewards. It's much easier. Hopefully the 2 will have an auto money and xp giver once you've completed a mission. You should only have to go back to collect a physical item as in a weapon or class mod.
[ZiiP] NaloaC 29th August 2011, 10:09 Quote
YAR! There be an update/patch due out for Borderlands 1 coming soon :)
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A new patch coming September 9 for the PC version of Borderlands will add Steamworks support and will begin to test some new systems development studio Gearbox Software wants to incorporate into Borderlands 2.

"This technology, dubbed B-Test for this patch, is about increasing the relationship between you and us, " Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said as he announced the patch at a Gearbox panel at PAX. The new tech will send data back to Gearbox, letting them know "which guns suck", which areas aren't being visited and other info that, presumably, Gearbox can tweak.

"This will allow us to make better games," he said.

It wasn't clear if this tech would allow Gearbox would be able to use that data to update the first Borderlands will influence the second, or will actually allow Gearbox to track Borderlands 2 play habits and keep that game in a constant state of improvement even after it has launched.

The addition of Steamworks support, Pitchford said, will help people not lose their saves, which people will be able to save in the cloud.

[UPDATE: I spoke to Pitchford after the panel and he clarified that the B-test may be used to test a two-way connection between players of that game and Gearbox, the intent is to test that tech so that we'll see it actually work and affect change and interaction post-launch in and around Borderlands 2. Pitchford emphasized to me that it would be a two-way connection but doesn't want to divulge more details or over-promise.]
amppatel 29th August 2011, 16:10 Quote
whooo! I loved the first one, can't wait!
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