The development team at Gearbox Software is ready to consider introducing more characters to its upcoming Borderlands 2, via downloadable content, as long as the fans react positively to the first one to be added after launch, the Mechromancer.
Randy Pitchford, who is the leader of the team working on the shooter, has spoken to IGN and stated, “We’ll probably want to be adding more characters. With Borderlands 1, we did four DLCs, and they killed. We had a lot of fun making them.”
He explained that, “Right now, we have a lot of momentum. There’s still a lot of energy and love from a development and talent point of view. There’s a lot of folks who want to do stuff and have ideas about things we can do, having finished the game. We created hooks in the game that allow us to add characters as patches, as DLC. There’s no technical reason why we couldn’t do more.”
Those who are interested in picking up the Mechromancer and its associated content are able to do so by placing a pre-order for Borderlands 2
and they can opt to pick it up after the game is launched.
Pitchford explained that creating an entirely new class that can be used through the entire narrative is a complex task, because it means doing a lot of balance and re-design work.
Gearbox is using a new visual style for Borderlands 2 and the team is offering more variety when it comes to both the weapons and the way players can approach various tactical situations.
Borderlands 2 will be out on September 18 in the United States and the 21 in Europe and gamers will be able to get the core game and all the DLC on the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.