Borderlands 2 Preview: New Guns, New AI, New Mechanics, And A Very Long Wait


Posted August 26, 2011 - By Kevin Kelly

Borderlands 2 is like that coy girl you had a crush on during high school. You kept wanting to know about her, but frustratingly you'd only learn that "She really loves Hanson" from her friends at lunch. Which got you nowhere. Wait, what am I talking about? Oh yeah, Borderlands 2. Well, we got to check out the game in Germany, and we learned quite a few things. One of which, you'll be happy to learn, is that Gearbox wants this to be "a true sequel" and not just a content dump.

"Gearbox's Steve Gibson explained that it's great when people want more of a game, but often developers just pack a bunch of new levels together, put a 2 on the box, and call it a sequel. To him, that feels more like a glorified expansion, and internally they refer to games like that as "content dumps." Gearbox didn't want B2 to be any sort of a dump, so they've spent a lot of time making sure it feels like a sequel. They're calling it a "true 2.0," which means they've revamped everything in the game from the UI, to the co-op, to the gun system. They've been working on it since 2009, and it's a "truly ambitious sequel."

Check out the rest of our experience in my hands-off Borderlands 2 preview (literally, they played it five feet in front of me!) from gamescom, and start the nearly eternal wait for the game to come out.


Borderlands 2 Preview: New Guns, New AI, New Mechanics, And A Very Long Wait


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