This morning ThisisXbox.com received notice that 2K and Gearbox Software (the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise) have announced Battleborn a brand new, full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One and other platforms.
Battleborn is developed by the teams behind the critically acclaimed hybrid role-playing-shooter Borderlands 2, and is an ambitious fusion of genres. The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox’s industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.
If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter. 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.
said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software.
Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest-selling game of all time. The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.
said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.
So far all we know regarding release that is that it will be during the Take-Twos’ fiscal year ending March 2016. So basically anytime between April 1st 2015 and March 31st 2016.
Enjoy the teaser trailer below and let us know your thoughts.