Some gaming companies finish there work early and that seems to be the case with Gearbox, as they have confirmed that they are done working on Borderlands 2. However, that doesn’t mean they are done making content for the game as Gearbox has now shifted their attention to creating DLC for Borderlands 2.
Gearbox’s official statement:
“In other words, the game is finished and we cannot make any further changes to the game.”
“As such, the team is now shifting their focus towards post-launch efforts, including the Mechromancer: the new character class that will be released as free downloadable content to members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club roughly 60 to 90 days after launch.”
It is not unusual for gaming companies to finish games early, but not usually two months in advance. It is nice to see a company work on DLC after they have actually finished the game though. The original Borderlands was one of my favorite games, and I have been looking forward to the sequel ever since I beat all the Borderlands DLC.
In my opinion Gearbox is one of the few companies who does DLC the right way, I lost a lot of hours of my life playing Borderlands DLC and I loved almost all of it. The Moxxi DLC was repetitive, but it still added a lot of extra hours of content.
Borderlands 2 has looked more and more epic with every trailer released for the game. It is actually one of the most anticipated games of the year, so popular in fact that the $150 Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition sold out in mere days.
So far most of the previews for Borderlands 2 have been extremely positive, but it will be interesting to see if the game can live up to the lofty expectations. Just today Gearbox announced the campaign of Borderlands 2 clocks in around almost 60 hours (58 according to Gearbox). That is almost double what the Borderlands took to complete.
Here is a longer trailer for the game (you may want to avoid if you don’t want any spoilers):
Is Borderlands 2 one of your most anticipated games of the year, or were you never a fan of the franchise?