For as much shade, a ton of it justified, that gets thrown at Gearbox, it should be pointed out that they stuck with their guns with Battleborn. The updates kept flowing for well over a year, despite the fact that it was a high profile failure. The fact that it was a flop is a different topic. I gave it a 4.5/5, and I still feel that was the accurate score.
Anyhow, in a post from Creative Director Randy Varnell, he revealed that the title would no longer receive any further updates past the upcoming Fall one. Promising that “the servers will be up and active for the foreseeable future,” Randy stresses that the title will be up and available for some time to come. It’s just that he will be moving on to “play a significant role on this highly anticipated but unannounced game.” So, Colonial Marines 2 or Duke Nukem Eternal? I couldn’t possibly guess what this “mystery game” that “hasn’t been announced” but is “highly anticipated” could possibly be. *Crack* Dammit. Broke my sarcasm.
Anyhow, this does seem like bad news for the small but dedicated audience. It also seems like the wisest business move to make. Hopefully, the servers will stay in place for a very long while. I still like to hop in every once in a while when I’m not too busy. In the meantime, make sure to swing by that post. They were kind enough to drop a Shift code for Deande’s Intelligence skin. And for those who haven’t tried the game, you really should. It doesn’t cost anything, and you might find yourself surprised.