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Borderlands creators Gearbox Software announce their next game, Battleborn

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Gearbox Software, the development team that's best known for creating the popular Borderlands sci-fi action-RPG series, have just announced their next major game. It's called Battleborn and it's due out for the Xbox One and PC, among other platforms.

Battleborn, at least on the surface, resembles the kind of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games that have been popularized by titles such as League of Legends and DOTA 2. However, those games are played mostly in third person perspectives while Battleborn aims to combine the strategy of MOBAs with first person shooter gameplay.

The game's first press release states:

The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox's industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.

Battleborn will be published by Take Two Interactive's 2K Games brand and will be released sometime during the publisher's fiscal 2016 year which ends on March 31, 2016. What do you think of Battleborn at this stage?

Source: Take Two Interactive

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Borderlands creators Gearbox Software announce their next game, Battleborn

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Yes it is. Simply by asking on twitter. Exact same story of the first bayonetta. All about sales. "if it doesn't sell good on the wii-u, expect it to go to other platforms"

Sounds cool, too bad they didn't add another borderlands to the series. I was just listening to "ain't no rest for the wicked", which is the original borderlands intro song.

I hope this game is as good as Borderlands. Me and my friends have spent many a late night playing borderlands co-op.

MOBA?! Great gearbox. My least favorite genre. I love borderlands, but gearbox does a great job at botching games. Rememember Colonial Marines? So bad.

Yes it is. PS4 gets it too. But more important. We get games like age of ascent with 100.000 players that is not possible on ps4 ;) Cloud for games = Future.

A bit disappointed by the trailer. This is hardly current-gen graphics. And hello there, Mr. Smallbrain.

Personally I don't like MOBA at all. Rather have Borderlands 3.

They are doing something new with MOBA and it's great, game looks good too, but no way I want this at cost of Borderlands 3.