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The New PS4 Project from the People Behind Borderlands Fuses Two Popular Genres

Posted by Sammy Barker

Born for battle

When it’s not deliberating which platforms to put Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel out on, Gearbox Software is busy beavering away on Battleborn, a brand new first-person shooter that fuses the firm’s understanding of co-operative mechanics with the monstrously popular MOBA genre. You’ll play as one of five futuristic warriors, each tasked with offing an evil force in order to save the galaxy’s very last star. Stop us if you think that you’ve heard this one before.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter," a witty Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said in a press release. “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." As long as Tiny Tina doesn’t make a cameo, then we’re good.

In truth, aside from the free-to-play inspired art style, the debut trailer is alright – although it doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the outing’s actual gameplay, aside from the fact that there’ll be lots of computer controlled enemies and some Mirror’s Edge-esque acrobatics. The title’s officially due out before the end of March 2016, but more specific speculation points to next year. Are you intrigued or underwhelmed? Scream like a psycho in the comments section below.

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User Comments (15)

Punished_Boss

#1

Punished_Boss said:

Battlefield & Bloodborne = Battleborn, i see.

That trailer tells me absolutely nothing firsthand, besides the fact its from the creators of Borderlands. Before March 2016? So far away, why reveal it now?

And whats wrong with Tina Tiny? Is Sammy scared? She would be out of place anyway.

Scollurio

#3

Scollurio said:

They should make a Playstation Moba. You know... basicly Battle Royal -> Moba with updated character roster! That'd be fun! :D

Tsurii897

#6

Tsurii897 said:

@get2sammyb Wha..? I can see the words, but they make no sense :p

I ..don't know what to think of it. I'm not too much into MOBA games, but it might turn out to be pretty interesting. I just have to see actual gameplay of it.
And the character design. Uhm, yeah. Pretty terrible imo.

JaxonH

#7

JaxonH said:

Game looks awesome. I like games that aren't the same old, worn out shoe of Call of Duty, GTA, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, etc.

Unfortunately, I'll probably never play it. I don't do paid online, and I really dislike online social games anyways. I'm a hermit crab. I like my offline singleplayer. Sure, I'll get down on some Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate or some Mario Kart 8, maybe some Smash Bros, Borderlands 2 even... but stuff like this? Uh uh. That's why I never played Final Fantasy 14- game looks great, but I'm not an online gamer.

TasukiStaff

#9

Tasuki said:

I just recently got into the MOBA genre while Alpha testing Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm and I am actually loving it. Since I am a big Borderlands fan I will probably check out this game as well.

WARDIE

#10

WARDIE said:

After the mess that was Aliens Colonial Marines Im not sure how good this will be or weather or not I want to give them any money. They also did a shite job with Duke Nukem too. I guess I will have to wait and see as this trailer didn't really give alot away.

Midzark

#11

Midzark said:

I loved Tiny Tina lol but I'm sorry to say this trailer don't do anything for me! Lol

BertoFlyingFox

#13

BertoFlyingFox said:

Ehhh, dont really like MOBAs so I'm not interested for now. Maybe when they show actual gameplay at E3 2015.

Gamer83

#14

Gamer83 said:

Looks cool, but will need some more info before getting too hyped. Offline single player is big for me but I'm guessing that can be ruled out.

BoobooMama

#15

BoobooMama said:

I'm not interested in any more Gearbox games after what happened with Colonial Marines.

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