Are you waiting for the day when the enormously popular Borderlands titles will be ported over to next-gen consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Well, then pray that the upcoming Borderlands: The Handsome Collection becomes a groundbreaking success for the company.
The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is currently set for 26 March release, but is already picking up quite the praise from fans and critics for its revamped visuals, the collection of all its DLCs released till now and, our favourite, the four player split-screen support.
However, it may be some time before we get to see the first-ever Borderlands being ported over to next-gen platforms. Nonetheless, the port may not be that distant an expectation as, according to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on Major Nelson's recent podcast, everything depends on The Handsome Collection's success.
"The fact that The Handsome Collection has Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 means there's still that original game that isn't on next-gen yet."
"If this is successful, I'm sure the folks at 2K, the people that care about publishing and figure out how to get content in customers' hands if customers want it, will be noticing that. And I'd love to have those conversations about how to bring Borderlands 1 to next-gen," Pitchford stated, as scripted by Gamingbolt.
He added that the main hindrance that arises, related to the port, is due to the original game that uses a different engine from the sequel and The Pre-Sequel. And although that means there will be "some work involved," fans should be hopeful that Gearbox has enough going for it to pull this one off.
"If [The Handsome Collection] is successful enough, there might be a way to justify that. And I really hope that's the case. I'd love to have my entire Borderlands collection on next-gen," the Gearbox CEO concluded.