Man, I can’t wait for th3 sequel to Borderlands, one of the most fun co-operative experiences this generation. . The Lazygamer staff has already put time aside to play with each other…once we finish Borderlands 2. That could take a while; Gearbox has said that the game could take up to 60 hours to complete. Once. With one character.
“What we like to think about it is, Borderlands is a hobby,” Gearbox marketing VP Steve Gibson told Gamerzines. “Some guide guys just did a playthrough of Borderlands 2 and they reported back to us that it takes 58 hours to play through the campaign – and that’s just one playthrough with one character.
“We look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money. We’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value.”
Gearbox has also revealed why they took out the admittedly terrible PvP arenas from the original game. As you’d expect, it’s because nobody actually played ‘em.
“It was hardly used, so what we invested in instead was the co-op stuff. The Badass Ranking System is kind of a measure stick which says, ‘Look how awesome I’m doing in this world.’ So what we’ve invested in rather than Arena stuff is drop-in/drop-out split-screen co-op, and being able to re-adjust your questline a little bit to match up with other players.”
60 hours (at least) and a bazillion guns? That’s a lot of bang for your buck.
Borderlands 2 will be out for PC, Ps3 and Xbox 360 in September.
Last Updated: July 19, 2012