In news that would struggle to surprise even the late Cilla Black, Kotaku is reporting that Battleborn will be going free-to-play soon. This is something that Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford has already moved to deny, though his tirade of tweets are… Something to say the least. Writing on social media, the suit completely denied the report, before more or less validating it immediately afterwards.
"I was just told about a reckless story about Battleborn going free-to-play that is false," he wrote, before immediately following up with: "We have some unannounced plans to do a trial version of the game that would be free and from which retail can be purchased along with DLC."
Okay, so maybe both parties are right here. It sounds like the game won't be going free-to-play in the traditional sense we think about it, but more that a portion of the title will be given away, with those who enjoy it offered an upgrade path. DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition is probably the closest example of what Pitchford seems to be alluding to.
The suit added that the dev doesn't have any details to share on what he's referring to as the "free trial version" just now, as it wants to finish up the release's DLC first. And yes, apparently Battleborn has been receiving regular add-on packs. Have any of you been playing them?