Thursday 29 January 2015

Borderlands panel at PAX South 2015 - BL3, Pre-Sequel DLC and BL1 Remastered??

Lots of Borderlands updates from PAX South 2015..

The Pre-Sequel's new Playable Character DLC - Lady Hammerlock

You can plan your skill tree over here

I like her first 2 trees focusing on her Sniper skills and Cold damage. The last tree is unique with a 'Contract' that can boost you and an ally with different effects. Very interesting and seems very appropriate for her character.

DLC is free for Season Pass owners or can be purchased at the following PSN prices (US$9.99/£7.99/€9.99/AU$14.95/SGD$12.90)

The Pre-Sequel's future Story DLC

Not much revealed about the last piece of DLC for the Season Pass but it has to do with Claptrap, giving us a new perspective.

Borderlands 1 Remastered Edition

Based on IGN's article, Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, says the success of the Handsome Collection, which includes BL2 and BL: The Pre-Sequel will determine if we will ever get a Remastered edition for the 1st game.

I personally have played BL1 a shitload so at the moment, I'm not too interested in a BL1 remastered edition. There was a rumour going around about BL1 being remade using BL2's new interface. If that happens, it will be something to consider. Either way, it will be good for those who haven't played the first game.

I would rather have Gearbox start work on a BL3... which brings us to the last update.

Borderlands 3

Gearbox definitely wants to make BL3 but hasn't started work on it yet. So I don't think we will see that anytime soon. Good news for me though, I'll have ample time to play through the last 2 games, even trying out different characters.

While I have played the 1st game a lot, I didn't complete the 2nd game and I'm still playing The Pre-Sequel. Would want to catch up on my favourite RPG shooter, before moving on the next instalment.


If you are a fan of the franchise, you have to watch the full panel at PAX South 2015.

Lots of fun stuff where they talk about how Claptrap came about, the decision to change the art style very late into development, Lady Hammerlock game-play and even some voice acting from Randy and the team. I didn't know Crazy Earl was voice-acted by Randy himself! 

Good stuff!