Gearbox Software wants the game's classes to appeal to all sorts of gamers
After detailing the new classes in the upcoming Borderlands 2 role playing shooter, developer Gearbox Software has talked about their skill trees and how each of them will cater to different types of players, from those who want simple action to those who are willing to work more in order to get better powers.Borderlands 2, after finally getting a release date last week, has now been thoroughly detailed by its developer, Gearbox Software.
We’ve already heard some new pieces of information about each of the character classes in the game, the Siren, the Commando, the Gunzerker, or the Assassin, and now the studio has talked about them as a whole.
According to Paul Hellquist, creative director for Borderlands 2, each class has skill trees that cater to different types of players.
"Pretty much every class has trees for varying levels of gamer in terms how casual to hardcore you are," Hellquist told IGN.
"They all have a tree that's pretty straightforward and pretty obvious of what the benefits are at one end of the spectrum. Then they sort of have a middle ground. Then most of them have a tree that's [for] the guy who likes to see the connections between all these skills and realize the power that they can work together, whereas on the surface they might not be as obviously as powerful as some of the more casual skills."
The Gearbox executive exemplified his statement with the Commando, who can get a special skill called Pressure, which requires some more effort from the player.
"It grants you reload speed and shield recharge bonuses based on how much health you have remaining. So the lower your health is the higher your bonuses are. I think our expert players and people that really want to dig will find that there's a lot more depth to be sort of had out of the skill trees this time around."
Other classes, like the Gunzerker, Siren or Assassin, are expected to have all sorts of powers that cater to different types of players.
Borderlands 2 is out in September for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Expect to hear some more details about its different classes in the near future.