Yesterday, 2K Games released a video showing off the new features in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. This new game is made by 2K Australia rather than Gearbox Software who made Borderlands and Borderlands 2. So what has Gearbox been up to? They've got a whole new game in the works called Battleborn, and it's expected sometime next year. There have been hints and glimpses of it so far, but today they released an 18 minute video giving us a look at what we can expect.
A lot of the video is interview footage with the creators as they explain what the game is about, and the footage that is shown is still in the pre-alpha state, but it still does a good job introducing us to the world.
I'm already enjoying the overall art style. This game has a great look to it, not the cell shaded outlined cartoon world of the Borderlands series, not a gritty realistic brown and gray world, but something new and unique.
The characters look like they'll all be fun to use and offer a pretty wide variety of play styles.
What has me worried though is that what we see of the game so far just looks so chaotic. Maybe they simply picked one of the more intense battle sequences of the game to show off, but if the whole game involves this style of being constantly swarmed by so many hordes of enemies then it seems like it could get old after a while.
It's too early to make judgements on this yet, so I'll have to keep an eye out for more info on this game in the future.