Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ‘Might be a Little Bigger Than Borderlands 1’

April 15, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches this fall for the PlayStation 3, the size of the game should be between Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2, and it may not be full-priced, as Gearbox President Randy Pitchford told PC Gamer:

It comes in the fall, at the time of year that games like to come out, and we’re still getting a grasp on scope. It’s pretty big. I don’t think it’s going to be as big as Borderlands 2. It might be as big, or a little bigger, than Borderlands 1. It might be kind of in between the two.

As far as price point goes, I don’t think that’s set in stone yet. It should be priced correctly, so we’ll have to see what happens in the market and understand the actual total value proposition that’s being offered. But I’m the developer. The guys at 2K will figure that out.

With Borderlands 2 getting tons of post-launch DLC, Pitchford was asked if he sees The Pre-Sequel as their next platform for more DLC in the Borderlands universe:

Right now all of the energy is being focused on the game. I think it’s a reasonable expectation [to think that there will be more DLC], but I don’t know what that is yet. We’re still making the game, but I think that’d be awesome. That’d be really cool. There’s a lot of places we could explore. There’s four characters we’re doing – we imagined more than that. It’d be awesome to build more characters too. It’d be awesome to build more content. We’ll see. I don’t want to make any promises yet, but as a content creator it’d be awesome to do more.

Meanwhile, the final piece of DLC for Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, is out today. While this is the last paid DLC for Borderlands 2, Gearbox will continue to issue free updates for the game as needed.