After Gearbox called the possibility of a Borderlands sequel a "no-brainer," publisher Take-Two has decided to back them up on that claim.
According to Kotaku , Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said the game in question enjoyed a "successful launch" and exhibits all the necessary signs for "becoming an important long-term franchise." He didn't take the next step and confirm a sequel but at this point, it's probably safe to assume that Gearbox will be cranking away on that project some time very soon. We're hoping the sequel doesn't go through the same lengthy development process the original had to suffer through, and although we're not the biggest fans of Borderlands , we're certain the next title will be better. We also know the first title has already dragged in legions of fans who have embraced the role-playing/FPS hybrid with open arms. Furthermore, this only proves that anyone who says Take-Two is a one-trick pony (citing GTA) isn't living in the here and now; the publisher has a great many awesome games in their stables. And when Borderlands 2 gets announced, that'll be another Take-Two game to look forward to.
We'll let you know when we hear more about this, and if you have any ideas for Gearbox concerning possible upgrades for the sequel, feel free to let 'em know via our Comments section below.
Related Game(s): Borderlands