Yep, it's a wildly popular franchise.
During a recent podcast with Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford confirmed that the well-received sequel, Borderlands 2 , has sold "well over 12 million units."
He doesn't have exact numbers because publisher 2K is a publicly traded company, but that's okay. 12 million is pretty damn positive. During the interview, Pitchford also spoke about the recently released collection:
"We announced [The Handsome Collection] after the Xbox One launched. And a lot of people that had upgraded, they really wanted the Pre-Sequel on that platform… So, we got a lot of people telling us 'Please bring this to next-gen!', and our publishing partner, 2K games thought it was probably worth doing. We were too busy, we didn't have the resources to do the upgrade… But we looked around for partners and found some folks up in Chicago known as Iron Galaxy and some folks down in Austin known Armature, who are experts are this kind of stuff. And they were able to jump in and port it… They found that because Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was on the same engine as Borderlands 2, we were able to get it as basically a free bonus."
Pitchford said a remake of the original Borderlands remains a possibility, but that will likely depend on the performance of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection . For more, check out our newly posted review .
Related Game(s): Borderlands 2