Borderlands 2 will not get an official Software Development Kit, but the player community is encouraged to try and mod the game in different ways once it is out.
Randy Pitchford, the boss of Gearbox, has said during a Rezzed session that, “There was a moment after Borderlands shipped where we thought about releasing an official SDK but we found that most of what we would be able to do, was already accomplished by the gaming community.”
The content that the community launched for the first Borderlands was praised as better than what Gearbox could have delivered.
Pitchford added, “The best thing we could do for the community was get to work on Borderlands 2. Imagine if we’d spend a year working on an SDK for BL2.”
Gearbox might offer information and some basic tools to help the community. Borderlands 2 arrives on the PC, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late September.