The biggest complaint with the PSP was the fact there wasn’t a second analog stick for shooters. Sony corrected that issue with the PS Vita, but there haven’t been many shooters for the system. Unit 13 was ok, but Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Declassified turned out to be a mess. That doesn’t seem to have deterred Gearbox Software from bringing Borderlands 2 to the Vita.
The dream finally becomes a reality, as Sony, Gearbox Software and 2K announces today at Gamescom that the addictive first person shooter-looter mayhem of Borderlands 2 will be coming to the PlayStation Vita.
I watched as Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, stood on stage at the Rezzed show in the UK a year ago and told fans that, with Sony’s support, he’d love to see Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita. For the last year, Gearbox Software, 2K, and Sony have been inundated with emails, tweets, forum posts and more from passionate gamers across the world pleading for a PS Vita version of Borderlands 2. You spoke, we listened, and with the wonderful collaboration between 2K, Sony and the team at Iron Galaxy Studios – makers of indie fighting game Divekick – we can finally make Borderlands 2 on the Vita a reality!
I will admit that the prospects for the Vita looked pretty grim for a while, especially after it seemed like there weren’t many new announcements for the system during E3. Gamescom certainly has changed that perception. Hopefully the controls will be accurate showing that developers will finally put the right analog stick to good use.
While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.