Gearbox: Borderlands Pre-Sequel “as big, or a little bigger, than Borderlands 1”

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The size and scope of the Gearbox’s planned Borderlands Pre-sequel is still uncertain, though it might have a price that matches its size.

In an interview with PC Gamer, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford says the newest installment of the Borderlands franchise will not be as big as Borderlands two, but that it will be somewhere between the first two games in terms of size. In terms of price, Pitchford said it wasn’t set in stone, and that “it should be priced correctly, so we’ll have to see what happens in the market and understand the actual total value proposition that’s being offered.”

As for gameplay, the core mechanics will remain the same staying true to the series’ hybrid FPS-RPG nature and the game will still run on BL2’s engine. The Pre-Sequel will introduce four new playable characters and the story will cover the origins and relationships of characters from the previous games.

Story-wise, the new installment will take place after the events from Borderlands DLC but before the start of Borderlands 2 and will explore new areas on–and off–the world of Pandora, with players venturing to the arid planet’s moon.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is scheduled for release later on in 2014 and will be developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia.

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