Update: Borderlands 2 rewarding Borderlands 1 players
Editor's Note: The reason why Gearbox wants Sony's help in developing a Vita version of Borderlands 2, is because they are too pre-occupied with other projects to develop the game themselves.
The rewards will be special (and exclusive) customization elements, which will be handed out as part of the Vault Veteran Rewards Program. The first reward will be a heads and skins pack that can be see below:
These elements will automatically be downloaded to all PS3s, Xbox 360s, and PCs that have a Borderlands 1 save file.
During recent interview with Siliconera, Borderlands 2 producer Matthew Charles revealed that Borderlands 2 will reward gamers for playing the original Borderlands. The way it works is, if Borderlands 2 detects a save file from Borderlands 1 on your hard drive or memory unit, you will unlock the additional item(s). Although he didn't state what exactly it will be, he did call it "a small token of gratitude". Most likely it will be a skin or something small like that.
Matthew Charles also went on to talk about the villain: Handsome Jack. In addition he talked about the vault hunters (both old and new) and how Pandora as changed over the time in between both games. The full interview is in the link below.
In other Borderlands news, Gearbox Software would like to see Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita and is even willing to ask Sony for help. More information can be found at joystiq.com.
What do you think the bonus will be? Does this make you more excited to play Borderlands 2? Does it make you want to try Borderlands 1 if you never played it? Would any of you be interested in a Vita version?
Borderlands 2 will be released September 18 in the US, and September 21 in Europe.
» Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/06/borderlands-2/
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Totally interested in a Vita version. I think a skin pack is better than a gun because you'll just end up not using it in the end. Actually I think it would be cool if you were given a new vehicle. Maybe a novelty one like a replica of Mad Max's black Pursuit Special.
I hope you can change the colour of the costumes cuz that will be great, but if not, Im still gonna were that awesome armour for zer0 when the game comes out...and Im still playing Borderlands 1 until Borderlands 2 comes out cuz the game kicks ass!!!
Recently played the first. I may or may not buy this on release date, but I figure Persona 4 Arena will be out by that time.
Had the unfortunate desire of hating the first borderlands.. everything about it spoke to me in a boring and unproductive time spent playing with no real fulfillment, along with a lack of any real narrative.. made the idea of finding a vault of treasure unappealing and just not worth it.. and from what i hear of the ending.. i was right. The only thing i like about borderlands is its art style. I hope all this is fixed in the sequel cause lord know i wont touch it without these upgrades. Multiplayer was nothing to special either, was kind of a throw away for me.
Playing Borderlands 1 at this moment with my brother, so much fun. Can't wait for Borderlands 2 and this is a nice bonus of course.
I don't see why anybody who is interested in playing the second one, would not want to play the first one though... especially since this news is out, they have a 2 month lead lol.
My first bluray disc actually cracked, not sure if it was because I also used it too much, or it was faulty and I didn't notice. I had to buy the game twice. Good times.
Sounds interesting. I played the absolute shit out of the first game. So much so, the disc eventually collapsed into it's self and exploded into light. No, I am not joking.
Yeah, it does look pretty bad, but its free so I'm not complaining.
Kool I like it!!!
Has anyone a link for me to download some borderland 1-save-files? XD
It's a lame ass character skin and head pack. It looks terrible.
Sure there will be people who do that but the number will be smaller then the people who are getting rewarded for playing the first game. This is a good thing.
I approve of this.
Here's hoping they will allow you to import your character, stats, and loot into Borderlands 2.
It actually may read that actual save state a la Mass Effect or Forza Motorsport.
Nothing. But pc users could mod it in anyway.
This is mainly for the xbox and ps3 versions
What prevents people from downloading a savefile intro tricking the game they own Borderlands 1?
just host a match online, (you can kick people who are higher than you so u play co-op with people at the same level you are)
I seriously hope it's some sort of weapon transfer or something like that. I'll miss my Chimera revolver, that thing got me through a lot.
Have them roll a new character. Leveling is pretty fast so it won't take long to catch up.