Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes Gold Ahead of October Launch

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford has announced that October’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has gone gold ahead of its launch on October 14 for last-generation consoles. That means development on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game is finished.

Though Pitchford announced the news, it was 2K Australia that served as the main developer for The Pre-Sequel. Gearbox is busy with its own projects, including Battleborn, and the new franchise it’s creating out of Brothers In Arms: Furious 4. The Texas-based studio is also collaborating with Telltale Games for Tales from the Borderlands.

The Pre-Sequel may be a smaller game than 2012’s Borderlands 2, but it is still a “full-blown” AAA title, according to 2K Games parent publisher Take-Two Interactive. As for why the game is not coming to Xbox One or PlayStation 4, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said a number of factors–but mostly time and money–played into the decision to make it exclusive to last-gen and PC.

The game’s big draw is that it’s set on Pandora’s moon, which is an area players have long desired to visit, according to Slatoff. The game has big shoes to fill, as Borderlands 2 has shipped more than 10 million copies to date.

For more on The Pre-Sequel, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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