Check out episode one of the making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

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Here at Lazygamer, we love us some Borderlands, as I’m so fond of telling Umar with each and every article that I possibly can (JOKES LUVS YOO). Borderlands, its sequel and various add-ons, have been an American product in the hands of Gearbox ever since the franchise arrived. But with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, players are getting a game with a very Australian development feel to it.

In the video above, Gearbox Software and 2K Australia chat about how much of a challenge it is to create a game when the teams involved happen to be on opposite sides of the time zone spectrum. It’s the first in a series of videos, that will detail how the game is being made, and how both teams involved developed a relationship working with one another while allowing certain creative influences to enter the game. It’s quite interesting actually.

My E3 feelings over Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel were quite positive. I feel that 2K Games Australia is making a solid entry in the franchise, and while it is more of what players experienced in Borderlands 2, that isn’t a bad thing at all. To me, the strength of Borderlands has always been in the various characters that players can grow, and this game adds four more of them. I even asked a 2K dev how he felt about the fact that there would now most likely be four-player teams of just Claptrap players running around on the moon of Pandora. His response? “Oh my god, what have we done…”

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So yes, it is more of the same, with new content added. And that makes me genuinely happy. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel arrives in October, on your old-gen machines.

Last Updated: July 11, 2014

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