Go ahead and add Borderlands to the list of amazing PS Vita games that no one can be bothered to make

Wouldn't it be great to have Borderlands 2 on PS Vita? Yes it would. And speaking to attendees at the recent PC and Indie games show Rezzed, boss of Borderlands dev Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford, made it clear he thinks so as well: "One of the things I wish Sony would do is get behind Borderlands, because I'd love to see a Vita version of the game." Hey, so would we. This sounds promising.

Above: We would be 100% supportive of this scenario becoming real

Mr Pitchford continues: "I want to be able to have the character I'm working on with my PS3, and then when I'm on the road with my Vita I can just keep developing that same character because it exists on the cloud somewhere." Yes, this sounds like a splendid idea. "Technologically, that's possible." Excellent news. So that's all settled then. Borderlands on Vita.

But wait, Mr Pitchford has more to say...

"Perhaps some of you folks can convince Sony to start that." Come again? "We're too busy to develop it ourselves." Oh. Right. "But I know there are a lot of talented developers who could take our code, our source and our content and perhaps create something like that." Er, yeah. We guess.

"That would be exciting to me." It would, wouldn't it? Be exciting.

And there we are. Some not very reassuring 'all-talk-no-trousers' support for Sony's handheld. A bit like the promise of BioShock for PS Vita, which is now officially on the backburner. Or Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, officially announced and sporting an ugly pair of colons, but still - bizarrely - without an officially confirmed developer or release date. When we actually get to see either of these high-profile titles is anyone's guess.

And we're guessing it won't be for some time. Curse you third-party apathy.

Source: Eurogamer


  • freetouch - July 10, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    I find it utterly amazing how fast everyone forgets how shitty consoles of every kind do for the first year or so... in sony's case, the psp didnt pick up until like.. 3 years in. Just because there are no games now, doesn't mean we wont be getting crazy shit down the line. As for me, I'll enjoy the games I have on the vita, on my 3ds, on every console because I like them. And I will see you all in a year when the Xbox Infinite is announced, and everyone and their mother on a gaming blog is bitching because there aren't 300+ titles for the system at launch. And as a little side note, there are 50+ games out for the vita, not including minis and psp ports. Its not that the catalog is lacking, its that hyperactive children blow throw games so fast like crack addicts who get their fix and need a new rock in 10 minutes or they will freak. Please don't confuse me with a sony fanboy. I just have this uncanny ability to read and look at things without bias.
  • Cloudiology - July 10, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    My Vita is a sad sad lonely little shiny piece of joy.. It's magic, slowly but inevitably, fading away......
  • Tjwoods18 - July 10, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    Yes, but with the general slow support many launch title vita games are droping significantly in price.
  • Tjwoods18 - July 10, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    Gee, Gearbox his right to say that they are WAY!!!!!! to busy to do this. How many years as Colonial Marines been in developement?
  • robertpopovic - July 10, 2012 9 a.m.

    It'd sure get me over the edge to buy Borderlands 2 earlier instead of waiting for the GotY edition

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