PC, PS4, Xbox One
Publisher 2K Games Developer Gearbox Software Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Origin US Release TBC
After successfully building MMOG mechanics around the FPS with Borderlands, Gearbox’s next genre mashup will seek to repeat the trick by once again magpie-ing from the latest oversubscribed flavour of the month. Gearbox president Randy Pitchford may not want us to call it a MOBA, but Battleborn’s 5v5 setup, its cast of heroes and its hordes of AI creeps mean comparisons are inescapable. A fiveplayer co-op campaign will go some way towards remedying that, but it’s hard to get too excited about yet another big company hitching itself to the LOL/Dota bandwagon. And, post- Colonial Marines, Gearbox’s stock has rather fallen.