A new behind-the-scenes video-documentary-esque trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has surfaced. The game is being developed collaboratively between Gearbox Studios (Texas, USA) and 2K Australia (Canberra, Australia) who were formerly known as Irrational Games – makers of the Bioshock series.
The majority of the trailer is spent allaying fan concerns over the switch to collaborative development. Developers from both sides chime in on how surprised they were at the similarities of their working styles and cohesiveness of development. It should be noted that, as the name implies, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between Borderlands 1 and 2, tracing series villain Handsome Jack’s fall to the dark side. A design choice which left many fans wondering why Gearbox didn’t go ahead and make a full-blown sequel instead.
Franchise director Matt Armstrong tackled those concerns, stating that “Sometimes I’m a little nervous that people will look at this and say ‘why isn’t it Borderlands 3?’… because we wanted to tell more stories to take place in the world that’s here – and also between Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2 we’re trying to give something for everyone who still has their consoles and still wants to play some more Borderlands“.
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel will be available October 14, 2014 for PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, though Gearbox hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the game being ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date.