Gearbox wants Borderlands 2 on PS Vita

CEO Randy Pitchford excited about potential for cross-platform play in new shooter, willing to allow outside studio to build portable version.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is eager for an outside company to create a PlayStation Vita version of the upcoming shooter Borderlands 2. Speaking at PC and indie game event Rezzed today (attended by Eurogamer), Pitchford explained that he is excited over the potential for cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3 version.

Pitchford has made a pitch for Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita.

"One of the things I wish Sony would do is get behind Borderlands, because I'd love to see a Vita version of the game," he said. "I want to be able to have the character I'm working on with my PS3, and then when I'm on the road with my Vita I can just keep developing that same character because it exists on the cloud somewhere."

Pitchford explained that Gearbox itself is too busy to create Borderlands 2 for the PS Vita, but he said the company is willing to have an outside studio work on it.

"I know there are a lot of talented developers who could take our code, our source, and our content and perhaps create something like that," he said. "That would be exciting to me."

Borderlands 2 is the sequel to 2009's lauded loot-driven shooter. It is due out for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18 in North America, with an international release following on September 21.

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