Borderlands 3 Will Be Developed by Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software is currently busy wrapping up its Battleborn online first-person shooter and its DLC, but according to a statement released by one of its representatives during a PAX East panel, the company is “gearing up” for the development of Borderlands 3. That’s right, Borderlands 3 will be Gearbox’s next big project, and if you liked the artwork in Battleborn, then you should know that the game’s art director Scott Kester will serve in the same capacity for Borderlands 3. The writing will be taken care of by Gearbox chief creative genius Mikey Neumann, who is also known for voicing Scooter.

Apparently, Neumann has been toying with the idea of creating a character named Scooper, which would be Scooter’s son. Even though he wants the character to become canon, nothing has been settled just yet.

 “I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I’d ever heard.”

Those of you who love easter eggs will be glad to know that Battleborn will include plenty of them as far as Borderlands goes while the upcoming DLC might actually include specific Borderlands 3 easter eggs. No word on platform availability or any potential release dates just yet, but this is to be expected considering that the game isn’t even in development yet. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will be the best Borderlands ever made.

Gearbox’s Battleborn Enters Open Beta for the Weekend

Gearbox is known for their successful series, Borderlands. Combining first-person shooters and role-playing game progression, Borderlands was also known for the comical humour and storyline that saw players, laugh cry and rage at the digital world they became engrossed in. Gearbox looks to continue this success with a new game, Battleborn.

Battleborn isn’t just another shooter combined with role-playing elements, this time, they’ve decided to add in some progression elements similar to multiplayer online battle arena games, and with player versus player action, the game doesn’t stop there.

This weekend, or rather from now till April 18th 7am PT (1400 GMT), you can not only enjoy the initial 7 heroes but as you progress and rank up you can enjoy more and more, with competitive versus and story mode letting you earn XP towards temporary helix augmentations and character and command ranks, every game increases your characters strengths.

It should be noted that experience and items obtained within the open beta won’t carry on to the retail version when it releases May 3rd. You can download the games open beta on Steam, found here.

 

With sword-wielding vampires, exploding wrestlers and a mecha wielding penguin, what isn’t to love? With the game available for £39.99 or £51.99 for the Digital Deluxe Pre-order version the open beta may attract more to the game.

Battleborn Official PC Requirements Revealed

Just in case you’re not up to date with the latest gaming news, Battleborn is an upcoming first-person shooter video game that’s being developed by Gearbox Software and is set to be published by 2K games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The title is scheduled for a May 3, 2016 release, and its developers have just unveiled its official PC requirements. Don’t worry, this game won’t need a ridiculously powerful PC in order to run properly, as its minimum requirements ask for an AMD HD 6870 or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 complemented by an Intel i5-750 or an AMD Phenom IIx4 945.

On the recommended side, we’re looking at the same CPU requirements, while the GPU should be an AMD HD 7850 or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. Unfortunately, Battleborn won’t feature support for 4K or off-sized displays at launch, but we’re hoping that this will be resolved via a future patch. The good news is that general gamepads, PS4 and Xbox One controllers will be fully supported, while Steam controller support will be implemented  after launch. Below you will find a complete list of requirements for Battleborn.

  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
    • CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Hard Drive: 30 GB free
    • Video Memory: 1 GB
    • Minimum Required Video Card: AMD HD 6870/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better, PhysX support
    • Sound: DirectX 11
    • Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gameplay
  • Recommended System Requirements:
    • OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
    • CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Hard Drive: 50 GB free
    • Video Memory: 2 GB
    • Recommended Video Card: AMD HD 7850/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or better, PhysX support
    • Sound: DirectX 11
    • Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

The E3 Hype Begins as First Banners Go Up

There is still a little over a week until E3 kicks off and the preparations are running at full speed. The first banners have gone up over the LA Convention Center and the hyping can begin.

This year it is Nathan Drake and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that takes the spot across the main entrance, but that wasn’t the only banner that has gone up.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End isn’t scheduled for a release until at least spring 2016, but with a banner like that we can be sure that Sony will have some great trailers for us, if not more. It’s going to be big.

Uncharted 4 wasn’t the only banner that got up, more can be found around the Convention Center. Twitter is full of pictures and some of the ones already up are BattleBorn and Batman Arkham Knight.

It wouldn’t be an E3 event without the yearly Assassin’s Creed banner. Ubisoft made quite the large banner for the latest Assassin’s Creed game and they shouldn’t be any doubt that they too have early trailers with them to showcase the press and fans.

If you should have some downtime today and not know what to do, look through them on Twitter and have a laugh at the comments. There are quite a few good ones, especially about the Assassin’s Creed banner such as “Assassin’s Creed 2015 Rushed Game Edition” or “‘I’m pretty sure there’s been an AC banner in that spot since before I started in the industry”.

Thank you VG247 for providing us with this information

Gearbox Software Confirms A New Game Title is in the Pipelines

Gearbox Software, the developers behind a number of chart topping games including Borderlands 2 and Brothers In Arms have announced that they have a new game in the pipelines which is being brought together in conjunction with publisher 2K Games.

Designed as a game of many elements, Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style”, with a 5 player co-op layout, but with an FPS type game play. Made to look like a comic-style game, Gearbox say this is the most ambitious game that they have ever created and when it finally gets released, most likely between April next year and March 2016, it will feature elements of game play from other hit titles such as DOTA 2 and LOL, giving us a fast paced game that is like no-other. What’s more, Gearbox plan to release it on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation platforms for every gamer to enjoy.

Randy Pitchford Gearbox’s President made a statement saying: “Battleborn’s story takes place in a 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. 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”

With so many elements being pushed together from a number of game genres, it is no surprise that this is a very ambitious game title and although I’m no big gamer myself, I’m sure our resident game editor Pete will be interested in working his way through the game when it comes out possibly late next year.

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