New Borderlands game developed in Australia

David Wildgoose
New Borderlands game developed in Australia

2K has announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel set for release this spring on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

2K Australia is the main developer, although Gearbox is named as co-developer.

It takes place between the events of the first and second Borderlands titles and is set on Pandora’s moon, meaning firefights will have a few gravity-bending twists.

“Borderlands is one of 2K’s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,” 2K president Christoph Hartmann said.

“Fans are clamouring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”

2K Australia’s general manager Tony Lawrence added: “Gearbox has entrusted 2K Australia with the co-development of their award-winning franchise and we are committed to delivering an all-new shoot ‘n’ loot experience that fans will love.

“Fans will see for themselves at PAX East that there’s nothing quite like moon jumping in a low-gravity gunfight, completely freezing a moon bandit with one of the new Cryo weapons, and then shattering him into little pieces that float off into space. It’s pretty epic.”

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford also chipped in: “Since Gearbox Software first created the Borderlands franchise, we never dreamed of this much love and support from gamers.

“We are grateful that the incredible talent at 2K Australia has been able to jump in with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to help it live up to the high standards that Borderlands fans have come to expect.”

The Pre-Sequel joins Tales from the Borderlands as new Borderlands games in development, both at studios external to Gearbox. Borderlands 2 is set to launch on PlayStation Vita next month.

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