It's official: 2K Australia are indeed working on a "pre-sequel" to Borderlands, appropriately entitled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Set on the Hyperion Moonbase, players will explore the low-gravity no-Oxygen environment at the behest of a younger Handsome Jack.
Or more accurately, just Jack, we suppose.
All the rumours were true; from the selection of characters (yes, we get to control a weaponised ClapTrap!) to limited Oxygen and a 2014 release on PC and last-gen consoles. We could elaborate, but for your convenience, 2K Australia and Gearbox' Randy Pitchford star in a new explanatory trailer that covers all the basics and then some.
Gearbox have strenuously denied that they're working on Borderlands 3 over these last few months, but an interesting new rumour alleges that they've actually outsourced a "pre-sequel" (ugh) to 2K Australia. Apparently we'll soon be scampering around Hyperion's moonbase, conserving oxygen and abusing the low gravity later this year on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Maybe. Though outlandish, the report definitely has the ring of truth to it.Click here to read more...
2K Games Canberra has been given a new facelift, a new name and is back working once again with Irrational under their old 2K Australia moniker. An employee at the studio reportedly gave MCV Pacific a heads-up earlier.
The studio has worked on the original Bioshock under Irrational, as well as Bioshock 2 and the XCOM reboot alongside 2K Marin. The latest game in the Bioshock series, set atop fin-de-siecle floating city Columbia, is due next year. We can't wait, as you've probably gleaned already from our Bioshock: Infinite preview.