2K Games And Gearbox Announce "Battleborn" Hero Shooter For Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

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News Posted: Tue, Jul 8 2014 1:23 PM
Gearbox Software, maker of the popular Borderlands series, is back with a new title that promises some of that exciting genre-bending fun the company has made successful. In tandem with 2K, Gearbox announced a futuristic shooter called Battleborn.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter,” said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford in a press release. “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.”

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Battleborn is set up in a multiplayer battle arena where you can be any number of clever and interesting characters. It’s a first-person shooter, sure, but you can also enjoy narrative co-op campaigns, multiplayer-versus-multiplayer battles, and more. The universe is populated by other players as well as NPCs that you can destroy.



Also, the visuals look really cool. Peep the above trailer if you aren’t convinced.

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Battleborn is a long ways off, though; the debut isn’t until March of 2016, when it becomes available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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Looks interesting, but why announce it so soon? Bit confused by that.

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Gearbox definitely needed a new IP; many want the studio to prove they can make great games beyond Borderlands, considering the Alien fiasco and helping to churn out an unsurprisingly bad Duke Nukem game.

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