Battleborn’s updates come to an end after its next patch

The only really good news for Battleborn fans is that the end of updates does not mean the end of everything for the game. The servers will still be up, you can still play the game, all of that stuff is still there. But the game’s update stream is dropping out altogether following the game’s fall update, so you had best hope everything you want out of the game is in there, because there will be no more.

For those of you who have forgotten, Battleborn was a team-based hero shooter that happened to launch very close to another team-based hero shooter just over a year ago. The public chose the victor in that particular contest rather emphatically, and it never managed to pick up the traction or critical mass to avoid its slow slump. Our condolences to any fans who had hopes that were never realized for the title.

Source: Official site via Polygon; thanks to Pepperzine for the tip!
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Nathan Aldana

sad for the devs, couldnt really give a shit about randy pitchford’s company having another failed game though.

Fuck gearbox.

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

What a surprise , for the really dumb people….. -_-

I saw it Fail from the announcement trailer ……….

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Mewmew

If they concentrated on only PvE and just forgot the PvP completely, I think this game would have done well. It really is a pretty cool game with some very interesting factions and characters, it just was completely overshadowed by Blizzard’s game which people thought these two were in direct competition for game modes (which they really were not). This never got the traction it deserved because people bought Overwatch instead and then ignored this. It’s sad, this game actually is pretty cool.

Note to Epic – this game failed because people felt it was trying to compete directly with Overwatch and didn’t realize it was a different concept. You all have a great Co-Op game going in Fortnite, but see those concurrent PUBG players with envy and think you need to add a PvP mode to it. You can’t and shouldn’t try to compete with PUBG, you won’t get their players, you’ll just confuse people who will think you have a PvP game and they won’t even stop by to play yours. Keep to your co-op concept, drop the PvP.

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James Crow

the game is not bad but every game need to know one simple rule:
don’t release any game when the blizzard train around the corner.

its sad but also true.

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David Bresson

This game was tragically misunderstood. Because it was launched at the same time as Overwatch, everyone wanted to compare it with that game. But in reality, it was a very different game, having PvE, and the main PvP modes which were done MOBA-style, making the PvP more something like Smite or Paragon, and less objective-based team deathmatch like Overwatch or Paladins.

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Greaterdivinity

Surprised that it was supported for this long, credit to Gearbox for not abandoning it early on (even if updates seem to slow and drop in scale quickly).

Oh well, now for Borderlands 3, because Gearbox appears to more or less have become a one-IP studio. Even if it is a massively overhyped IP that I’ve never truly understood the success of despite playing all the games. Oh well, they appear to be better at that than they are at whatever it was they were trying to do with Battleborn.

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Armsbend

Borderlands is one of maybe a dozen or so games in the entire industry that actually had a writer decent enough to get real laughs out of – not just chuckles or knowing winks. The game and it’s commercials were genuinely funny. I can say that about so few games. And great voice acting. And the loot system seemed pretty remarkable for the time with B1 came out on consoles. Badass art style.

Even though my enthusiasm waned over the years I was really impressed by that first game when it came out.

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Yuri Geinish

I absolutely loved pve. What a sad end.

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Jack Pipsam

Brink currently has more players on Steam than Battleborn does.

It’s funny because Randy Pitchford just gave a long two-part interview with IGN (IGN Unfiltered) where he was basically outright saying Battleborn wasn’t a flop and everything was fine, then a couple days later, ding dong here we go.

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Sray

He also went on at length essentially blaming fans for Aliens Colonial Marines’ failure and denying that obviously bullshot footage was used in the promotion of the game.

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Nathan Aldana

Randy is basically nothing more than a giant pile of smirks and bullshit, tbh

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Jack Pipsam

Yeah I could just hear him lying through his teeth. As if he didn’t remember Jim Sterling’s name.

I don’t doubt the stuff he said in the first episode about the long past, but some of the recent stuff seemed a bit off.

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DeadlyAccurate

It’s sad that this one didn’t make it like they’d hoped. They had some nice character concepts. I don’t know how the PvP was, but the PvE was fun for several dozen hours.

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