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Randy Pitchford on PS4 & Xbox One: “It’s an Amazing Race” Because “They Both Have Amazing Devices”

July 8, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

Randy Pitchford

Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox, caught up with Nerdist prior to E3, where he talked about Gearbox, Borderlands 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the next generation.

Since the PS4 and Xbox One hadn’t had their prices revealed at the time, Randy didn’t comment on that, but he did discuss what he thinks of the two new systems and the upcoming generation:

We dreamed for this moment, we’ve been looking forward to it…We’ve been fortunate enough to have been trusted by these guys so we’ve had some time with the hardware, we were able to influence it a little bit. Man, it’s just, fuck, it’s so cool. It’s an amazing race, too, because they both have amazing devices.

Randy continued with:

In terms of the raw hardware, I really like some aspects of the PS4 architecture. It’s a really nice machine, especially when you contemplate what the price is likely to be [which came to be $399], it’s bad ass. And then, some of the things that Microsoft’s attempting, and what they’re actually succeeding on with the software, I’m thrilled as fuck.

Speaking about what they’re working on right now, Randy said that “we’re not launching any new full products for the current gen again. So, we’ve launched the last of our current gen products and everything we’ve got in development is for next-gen.” Giving a bit of a tease, he said, “We are building an original IP for the next generation that we’ll announce some time later.”

They won’t be completely abandoning their current titles though, with Pitchford adding how “there will be DLC for both of our most recent games [Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines].”

He wasn’t able to divulge full details for what the Borderlands 2 DLC after Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep might be, but he did talk about how they’re “getting pretty excited about it” and “if you’re a Borderlands 2 fan, you don’t have to be afraid that that’s the end of it.”

We do know some information about the Aliens: Colonial Marines upcoming DLC though, thanks to new additions on PS3T. Titled Stasis Interrupted, this piece of single player content adds 10 new trophies, but no price or release date has been given at this time, so stay tuned for more details as they arrive.

What would you like to see from future Borderlands 2 DLC? Will you spend some money on the Aliens DLC? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, here’s this pic of Randy Pitchford from a long time ago:

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