Gearbox Aims To Address Frame Rate, Voice Chat Issues With Borderlands 2

By: Colin Tan   (@unartifex)


2009’s Borderlands was nefarious for several technical issues, and with upcoming sequelBorderlands 2 Gearbox Software are looking to address these issues before it hits retail come September.

"We’re entering the phase of development right now where we are focusing on framerate and stability," said Borderlands 2 Producer Matt Charles in a brief Q&A on the US PlayStation Blog. "So it’s too early for me to give any final numbers, but you will see an improvement over the first game."

Other notable issues included a broken voice chat system, something that Charles stress is currently being worked on: "You’ll hopefully be pleased to know that a portion of our programming team is working on voice chat issues right now so they will be working for everyone when the game launches."

Moreover, Charles added that fans can expect a lot more variety in terms of game environments. Rather than just one huge desert, Borderlands 2 features the likes of tundras, caverns, grasslands and much more.

The inventory system has also been improved to allow for a more seamless experience. Where the first game had players pause to use health packs, health packs now heal on pick up. Not to mention money and ammunition are automatically picked up too.

Borderlands 2 is slated for a September 18 release in North America and September 21 in Europe for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

SOURCE: PlayStation Blog & Gaming Union


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