Sony has confirmed that Borderlands 2 on PS Vita will no longer support 4-Player Co-Op. The number has been dropped to two players.
Borderlands 2 was announced for PS Vita at Gamescom 2013. Gearbox Software and Iron Galaxy Studios said all of the features of the console versions would make it onto the PS Vita version, including 4-Player Co-Op. So, why was it dropped.
The confirmation comes from the PS Blog, which has a lengthy hands-on preview of Borderlands 2. “We checked in with the SCEA Third Party Production team, who confirmed that while they strived to include four-player co-op in the game, they made a decision late in their development cycle to focus on providing the best two-player-only co-op experience possible,” writes Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill. “As a result, the maximum co-operative player count for Borderlands 2 on PS Vita is capped at two.”
This is definitely disappointing for those hoping to get the full Borderlands 2 experience on the go. The game could still be good, but the 4-Player Co-Op was a huge selling point for the console game and will be missed on PS Vita.
Borderlands 2 is out May 13 on PS Vita, or May 6 if you purchase the Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle.