As most of you already know, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is set to be released this week, and it contains both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - with all DLC included. However, a game you won't get as part of the package is the very first Borderlands.
But this is something Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford hopes will change. In Major Nelson's latest podcast he says that 2K Publishing just might make it happen if Borderlands: The Handsome Collection sells well:
"The fact that The Handsome Collection has Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 means there's still that original game that isn't on next-gen yet," Pitchford said. "If this is successful, I'm sure the folks at 2K, the people that care about publishing and figure out how to get content in customers' hands if customers want it, will be noticing that. And I'd love to have those conversations about how to bring Borderlands 1 to next-gen."
The first Borderlands was built in a different engine, which means there is more work involved in porting it to current-gen. However, according to Pitchford, this shouldn't be too hard, neither to do it nor to convince 2K Games. He ends by saying:
"If [The Handsome Collection] is successful enough, there might be a way to justify that. And I really hope that's the case. I'd love to have my entire Borderlands collection on next-gen."