Gearbox has decided to stick with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for it upcoming multiplayer shooter, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
For Gearbox cofounder and CEO Randy Pitchford , the decision was not that hard to make. In fact it all boils down to simple math: "Currently there is - between PS3 and Xbox 360 - over 150m installed units worldwide - probably 170m is more realistic," he explained.
"There are fewer Xbox Ones and PS4s than we sold copies of Borderlands 2."
Randy then reasoned that nearly all Xbox One and PS4 players already have an old-gen console but the opposite is not true. "If you try to imagine the set of Borderlands players who have already upgraded, that's not 100 percent," he argued. "But if you try to imagine the set of Xbox One or PS4 owners who do not have an Xbox 360 or a PS3, the difference there is so close to nil you can't make a business rationalization around that."
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is being developed by 2K Australia, the studio known for its helping hand in the BioShock franchise. The game is set for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in fall 2014.
If you haven't heard the news, Gamespy, one of the world's longest running game matchhmaking services, is shutting down shortly and unfortunately, it's taking the multiplayer functionality of a lot of older games with it.
If you play multiplayer in any of the following, chances are you won't be able to after the shutdown:
Halo: Combat Evolved
Saints Row 2
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Take on Helicopters
And these are just the confirmed ones. In this Reddit thread, they've put together a long list of other potentially effected titles and it's very long indeed. It includes games liike Quake 3, Battlefield 2, Medal of Honour: Allied Assault, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Shogun Total War, Civilisation III and IV and many more.
It has been confirmed however that ARMA 3, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, Company of Heroes, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader HD will not be effected.
April Fools jokes are widely accepted in gaming industry, but the official Frostbite Twitter account has taken it too far and forced EA COO Peter Moore to apologize.
Early on Tuesday, the official Frostbite Twitter account posted a series of tweets making fun of Nintendo's Wii U.
"Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive," read one Tweet.
"Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda," the account added, making fun of the power difference between Wii U and its contenders: Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The tweets were removed shortly after and Peter Moore tweeted an apology to Nintendo and fans. "Our apologies to partners @NintendoAmerica & fan," he said. "@FrostbiteEngine's poor attempt at April Fools not condoned by EA: unacceptable/stupid."
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