Borderlands 2 on PS Vita status update

By Posted 14 Sep 2012, 06:48

Borderlands 2 is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC soon, but there still remains a high request to bring Borderlands 2 to the PS Vita handheld. The good news is that developers Gearbox support this idea, but the bad news is that they need Sony’s help to make this a reality.

There is no doubt that Borderlands 2 is going to end up a huge success on console, especially if it follows on from the excellent first game, which was a something of a secret weapon for Gearbox – a far contrast to what happened with Duke Nukem Forever.

Randy Pitchford, company CEO has again expressed his desire to have a Borderlands 2 game on the Vita, but has now formally requested Sony for assistance in making his happen. Surprisingly, he has stated that he is even willing for Sony to develop the game with his blessing, since he currently ‘has no time’ to handle the project himself with so many commitments to fulfill regarding the console and PC versions.

Even more exciting for Vita owners, is that Pitchford is also willing to explore the possibilities of cross-platform play with the PS3 version, in a scenario where Vita owners could pick up and play from a PS3 cloud save. We’ve seen in the past though so many times that handing the franchise off to another developer doesn’t always pay dividends for the original company.

A classic example can be seen in the upcoming version of Black Ops: Declassified for the PS Vita, which is essentially a toned down version of the original console and PC game. Rather than get original developers Treyarch to handle the project, Activision has instead asked Resistance Burning Skies developer Nihilistic to oversee the project – a move that not many Vita owners are happy about.

Are you worried that the same fate may happen to Borderlands 2 on the Vita if Gearbox do not develop the game themselves? Let us know if you would like to see the game on handheld or not.

  • kam

    if original dev doesn’t make it for vita I wont be buying, cod vita is out the window now looks rubbish… r.burnsky was something to learn from!, however little big planet looks great and plays great, this is a landmark game on vita, it will push sales, other developers take note!

    • Majestic 12

      So resistance burning skies isn’t worth getting?

      • Dede Ogbe

        no it isnt, i love my Vita, but truth be told that was a terrible game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615955135 Admir Karalic

      Whenever another developper get hands on something they never touched before, it gets, a little screwed up. Just take a look at Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier :(.

      • Dede Ogbe

        You have a point however those examples where all independent games into the fanchise. Unless Sony is stupid it would be impossible to screw up a PORT which really is just involves rewritting code to fit the vita.

  • name

    I think that a 3DS version would be cool as hell, though we know it would be short and the graphics would be something laughable. Nintendo hasn’t let me down on the fun factor of their releases which I think might happen if sony got their hands on it, but hey, at least it will look awesome on the vita. :P

  • xYxS0xSERI0USx

    If borderlands 2 comes out on vita then somebody from gearbox better over see the project or the other company might censor it, or take some parts out. If gearbox doesn’t at least help with its development then I won’t be getting it for my vita.

  • 123dingdong

    this game would be awesome on the vita, especially if there was the crossplay between the vita and ps3. however if the game was to be developed by another developer instead of gearbox, i hope that gearbox aren’t as lazy as activision and the devs for the lego batman 2 game, and that they make sure that the developed game utilises the power of the handheld thats available (in other words, looks propa sikk like the killzone vita game), and that it is worth buying.

  • Hayden

    I’m surprise with this, I hope Sony pursue it