Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel both came to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week as part of The Handsome Collection, but that doesn’t mean that the original Borderlands won’t be coming to current-gen hardware eventually.
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford recently told Major Nelson that if The Handsome Collection is successful, it may push publisher 2K to bring the original game over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.
“The fact that The Handsome Collection has Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 means there’s still that original game that isn’t on next-gen yet,” Pitchford said. “If this is successful, I’m sure the folks at 2K, the people that care about publishing and figure out how to get content in customers’ hands if customers want it, will be noticing that. And I’d love to have those conversations about how to bring Borderlands 1 to next-gen.”
The original Borderlands was rumored to be getting the remastered treatment, but ultimately was left off the Handsome Collection for unknown reasons. Gearbox is currently in the pre-production stages of Borderlands 3’s development, with the studio beginning recruitment for the game earlier this year.
For more on Borderlands, check out Gaming Trend’s review of The Handsome Collection, as well as our thoughts on the latest episode of Tales from the Borderlands.