Randy Pitchford Still Keen on Borderlands 2 for Vita
Posted by Sammy Barker
Blue sky thinking
Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford has reiterated his desire to play Borderlands 2 on the PlayStation Vita – but has once again insinuated that his own studio is too busy to build it. Chatting with IGN’s Up at Noon, the developer hinted that another team would have to port it.
"I think it would be awesome to have Borderlands 2 on the Vita but I'm really busy. We can't do it ourselves," he explained. "If some other studio was capable and could be trusted by us, and by a publishing partner, and by Sony, and someone wanted to invest in making that happen? I think Sony should step up and make that happen.”
He added: "I don't think it would cost a lot, relatively speaking, and I know there's a lot of talented people who have learned how to use the Vita and could do a great job at that. If that machine started to align itself, I wouldn't be the hold up. I would actually be an enabler."
Pitchford continued that it would be “amazing” to have cross-save interaction between the PlayStation 3 and Vita. “Imagine you could be playing the game on your PS3 and then, OK, I need to go on a road trip or I have to go to work or something. When I take my Vita with me, I have access to the same cloud save and can continue my character,” he hypothesised.
Of course, Borderlands 2 isn’t actually in development for Vita at the moment. Pitchford concluded that he meets with Sony regularly, and hopes the subject will come up again. So do we, Randy.