Gearbox Software — the ones we all know and love for their wonderful wall-sphincterific (I don’t even know what I’m saying) Borderlands games — has announced their new IP, Battleborn. It’s described as a “hero-shooter” by big man Randy Pitchford, and will incorporate MOBA elements into this narrative co-op and competitive multiplayer eye-pleasing game of awesomeness.
Via the official website:
“Battleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace. Choose from a myriad of powerful heroes and fight together alongside your friends in an intense co-operative campaign, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.”
GameInformer.com has an entire hub dedicated to Battleborn, so if this game has successfully tickled your fancy you can find more information over there. Battleborn is a PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC game that will launch…well, sometime “during Take-Two Interactive’s upcoming fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.”
I’m seriously digging all of the poppin’ ‘n pretty colors used for the trailer, and I’m a fan of (what I can gather to be) the futristic fantasy setting. My only concern is that I will have to play with — and this is going to make me sound like a reclusive douchebag — other people 24/7. AKA I hope there are cooperative bots that are available. Don’t get me wrong, online multiplayer is a blast. But sometimes I just want to do my own thing, you know? (Which is why I was super stoked to learn Evolve will also feature AI cooperative bots. SQUEE!)
You excited for Battleborn? Gearbox has a pretty great track record when it comes to these sort of games soooo I think the world is going to love it and embrace it and raise it as its own. Also, I’m fucking weird.