New IPs often have difficulty achieving real financial success but it seems clear that Borderlands will be considered a definite winner.
And because of that, we can most likely expect a sequel; in fact, it's a "no-brainer," according to Gearbox. Creative Director Mike Neumann said as much during a recent VG247 interview although nothing has been officially planned just yet. The game was mostly well-received by critics and gamers alike and most fans would definitely welcome a sequel, so maybe it's just a matter of time. Said Neumann:
"Borderlands is really exciting. Everyone here loves the franchise, and it seems like the public is really coming back with praise and love. So yeah, if everything makes sense, Borderlands 2 seems like a no-brainer to me."
It's simple, really. As Neumann says, "if people want more and you can make more, and everybody can make money and do good business there, it obviously makes really good sense to do that." Right now, the team is working on pumping out some DLC for the first title and Neumann admits nobody has mentioned a sequel just yet, but we get the feeling it's in the backs of their minds. So we'll just wait patiently for that announcement…
Related Game(s): Borderlands