UPDATE: Well, that was a bit of a bust. In spite of having been hyped by 2K games as a "demonstration of Borderlands 2," and a "world premier online look at our much-anticipated return to Pandora," Gearbox software's Borderlands 2 live stream from Gamescom 2011 didn't feature much actual footage of the game, just a vew moments of blurry, off-the-screen footage. Gamers got some fairly general info about the upcoming game from Gearbox's Randy Pitchford, though. Click the "Read More" tag for the video.
Here's what you can expect:
- Item trading with other players
- Online Split-screen gaming
- Improved vehicle controls. This is a much-needed improvement. Although how the new rides will handle hasn't been determined yet, gamers were promised that the new vehicles would be able to power-slide, and Halo-style driving might be implimented, along with direct steering. Stay tuned to see how that works out.
- Different enviroments. There was mention of some of Borderlands 2 taking place in a "Tundra" enviroment. Let it snow!
- UI improvements.
What are you doing for the next hour or so? How about being among the first people in the world to check out Borderlands 2? Check out the below stream and start filling your eyeholes with delightful Borderlands 2 action.
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