2K patrolling Borderlands in late '08

Take-Two arm will publish forthcoming postapocalyptic action-RPG from Gearbox; game will arrive next holiday season; first screens inside.

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This year's holiday season will go down as having one of the most densely packed game-release schedules of all time. However, 2008 is also starting to fill up as well. Grand Theft Auto IV, Spore, Prototype, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots constitute but a small sampling of the game goods that next year has to offer.

Now, another intriguing title can be added to the list. Today, 2K Games announced it will be publishing Borderlands, the just-revealed title from developer Gearbox Software (Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway). The Take-Two Interactive subsidiary will simultaneously publish the postapocalyptic driving-and-shooting action RPG next holiday season for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. No rating or pricing for the game has yet been revealed.

Today's announcement also gave a little insight into the technology behind Borderlands. The game will incorporate a content-creation system that will allow for "thousands of unique, randomly generated missions, weapons, and situations." It will also allow for high levels of customization of both vehicles and characters. Borderlands' online co-op mode will allow up to four players to enter and leave the game at will. There will also be a single-player mode, though no mention was made of a specific campaign or storyline.

GameSpot will have more details on Borderlands as it emerges.

Discussion

29 comments
terror_ninja
terror_ninja

If time slows down for me I might get "bord" of waiting duh duh chh get it? ha im so lame -_- ^ thats the sound of the drums when you do the joke.... thing...if you didnt get it...yeap...uhmm

stfolife
stfolife

lol when i saw this im like is take 2 funding the border patrol now? the title is misleadiing -.-

Wayward_Son_88
Wayward_Son_88

I'll need to see some more info on the game, before I'll get excited about it. Although the customization, and the content-creation system sounds like fun. I also don't really get what everyone is complaining about, Action RPGs, FPS, Third person shooters, racing, and action racing games have been made for years. Just because people make a lot doesn't mean it's bad, you just have to read the reviews and buy the high quality and well polished good games, and avoid the crap. I mean c'mon, that's like saying people should just stop makeing games altogether.

ocdog45
ocdog45

next holiday huh. i hate getting info on games that won't come out anytime soon. RE5

ctg867
ctg867

Great, not we're going to get a million post apocalyptic games. It's gonna be the next over used idea. Then you just change it from a FPS, to a TPS, to an action game, to an RPG, to an FPS/Racer, to all sorts of crap. See: Fallout 3, Rage, etc.

HummaKavula
HummaKavula

Mixing Mad Max and Diablo? Instant win!

cybolt
cybolt

If you feel a genre is saturated... Don't support the games by buying more of them, simple. I support freedom of choice, the more the merrier!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Now we got some what of an idea when it comes out

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

Cobra5, this isn't anything like Twisted Metal. It's an action RPG. I believe you can get out of your vehicle, and shoot while on foot.

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

08, shapping up to be one hell of a year in gaming. Not like 07 is bad either.

rambo2007
rambo2007

no doubt this will be in E3 2008

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

Now that Take-Two is publishing Borderlands, I'm not sure if I want to buy it.

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

work on hells highway first and the drivin shootin rpg.. sound kinda corny and crappy game...

EmptySki
EmptySki

sounds intresting. I cant wait for mgs4, gtaIV, killzone 2 and protype though. They look awesome!

Star_Wars117
Star_Wars117

Screw this game. Release the new brothers in arms already.

Star_Wars117
Star_Wars117

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comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Sounds good. Gearbox knows what they are doing so I expect a good game from them.

Cobra5
Cobra5

I like post-apocolyptic, but, I don't like driving+shooting games like Twisted Metal... hmm...

Atarii
Atarii

"....postapocalyptic driving-and-shooting action RPG....". This is all I have to hear before I can assume that this game will likely be awful.

danalfmon
danalfmon

Could Gearbox at least finish Hell's Highway first?

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

They sure taking the advantage of Twisted Metal's absence.

Agreb91
Agreb91

I agree with Alaris83.

atomasist
atomasist

This sounds alot like the rage game coming out with the driving and the shooting, but well see.

Alaris83
Alaris83

Like I said before, do we really need another action RPG? That genre is quickly becoming saturated. How about we get some actual RPGs instead of yet another button masher?

GuitarsOfWarr
GuitarsOfWarr

Sounds like a Twisted Metal RPG, could be cool.