After teasing us that they were working on a couple of new IPs, and one might be revealed in 2014, Gearbox has announced Battleborn, a new “AAA hero-shooter experience” coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Developed by the teams who made Borderlands 2, Battleborn “is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe” and is described as an “ambitious fusion of genres,” featuring highly-stylized visuals and first-person shooting, complete with co-op combat, competitive multiplayer, and a variety of different heroes.
Gearbox President Randy Pitchford had this to say:
If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter. 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.
2K President Christoph Hartmann added:
Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest-selling game of all time. The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.
It could be a lengthy wait for Battleborn, with Take-Two saying it will be available during fiscal year 2016 (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016).
More information about Battleborn will be revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer.