Developer would like to make money, thanks
By Alice Lynton on July 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
Gearbox has confirmed it won’t be issuing a second season pass for Borderlands 2, despite announcing quite extensive plans for further DLC.
The first season pass was successful, but Gearbox believes fans will be willing to buy enough DLC piecemeal to support ongoing development, a representative told Polygon.
“Through the course of our grand experiment, we’ve also learned that fans are happy with an a la cart menu for DLC because they can pick and choose the content that they most want to buy and really customise their Borderlands 2 experience,” the spokesperson said.
“They’re voting with their wallets — and we are grateful that there are enough of them asking that we can justify the cost of developing the content.”
This should be obvious by now, but the newly announced content won’t be included in the original season pass deal, either.
“That season has ended,” Gearbox said, noting that it actually included an extra piece of DLC in the scheme as a bonus for fans, beyond what it originally announced.
Newly announced DLC includes a new Ultimate Vault Hunter pack, raising the level cap, plus further missions and customisation packs.