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Randy Pitchford Would 'Love' to See Borderlands on the Switch

Randy Pitchford Would 'Love' to See Borderlands on the Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 April 2019 / 1,023 Views

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford was asked via Twitter if there was any chance the Borderlands series would ever get a Nintendo Switch release. The CEO stated that he would "love" to see the series on the hybrid console. 

While Pitchford wants to see the series release on the Switch, there has been no official announcement made.

Here is an overview of Borderlands 3:

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters–the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

What’s New:

  • A Mayhem-Fueled Thrill Ride: Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down.
  • Your Vault Hunter, Your Playstyle: Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities and playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together, they are unstoppable.
    • Moze as The Gunner: When Moze needs backup, she digistructs her mech – Iron Bear – for a sucker punch of additional firepower.
    • Amara as The Siren: A confident, capable brawler with the ability to summon ethereal fists, Amara uses her Siren powers to smash her enemies.
    • FL4K as The Beastmaster: FL4K lives for the hunt. So do the loyal beasts that follow their master’s every command. Their preferred prey? Unsuspecting bandits, those poor suckers.
    • Zane as The Operative: Specializing in battlefield gadgetry, Zane is extremely proficient at slipping into combat, creating chaos, and sneaking back out as if he were never there.
  • Lock, Load, and Loot: With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too.
  • New Borderlands: Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across wartorn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more!
  • Quick & Seamless Co-Op Action: With a new level-sync system, the experience scales for each individual player. That means you can play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen coop, regardless of your level or mission progress. Take down enemies and challenges as a team, but reap rewards that are yours alone–no one misses out on loot.

What’s Back and Better Than Ever (Franchise Features):

  • Bazillions of Guns: With multiple distinct weapons manufacturers, a revolutionary content generation system, and special legendary drops to uncover, your ever-improving arsenal comes with near-infinite possibilities.
  • RPG Progression: Slay your foes, gain experience points, and build out extensive skill trees unique to each of the four Vault Hunters.
  • Rich Universe: Uncover the rewarding mysteries, memorable inhabitants, and deep lore of the extensive Borderlands narrative universe.
  • Intense Vehicular Combat: Get behind the wheel and engage in frenetic vehicle-to-vehicle combat.
  • Radical Art Style: Traditional rendering techniques combined with hand-drawn textures give Borderlands its iconic style.

Borderlands 3 will launch worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Epic Games Store on September 13. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

Nuvendil (on 30 April 2019)

Hopefully this doesn't turn into a Minecraft situation where we have to listen to the game's creator go on and on about how he loves the platform so much that he never brings anything to it.


Nuvendil (on 30 April 2019)

Minecraft Wii U, I should say.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 30 April 2019)

They actually stated like a long ass time ago they tried to work with Nintendo to get Borderlands 3 on Switch and somehow communications just made it not happen. This was like in January of 2017.


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Chazore (on 30 April 2019)

Going by his previous history with Nintendo (which is next to nothing), I'd say it's that exact kind of repeat.


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Nuvendil (on 30 April 2019)

@AngryLittleAlchemist I believe his story on that as much as I do all his stories involving Aliens Colonial Marines.


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 30 April 2019)

Oh don't get me wrong man, I don't really believe it either! Haha! I just find it sort of sad how Gearbox seems to have been lying for so long.


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StriderKiwi (on 30 April 2019)

If Wolfenstein and Doom can be ported, I see no reason why not.


KLAMarine (on 30 April 2019)

Hopefully Nintendo helps port it.


thetonestarr (on 30 April 2019)

If you read the conversation that follows, Randy basically says the only reason it's not happening is because they can't dedicate resources for the port. So that leaves it up to 2k to make happen.


Bofferbrauer2 (on 01 May 2019)

I think Nintendo should create a new studio specifically to port games to their platforms. That way they'll profit double: first by getting more AA/AAA games, and secondly, since they do the porting themselves, they normally also get an additional cut from the sales.


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Mr Puggsly (on 01 May 2019)

I feel like Nintendo could do more to get core games on their platform. I think their focus was Cuphead by any means necessary.