During a recent Borderlands livestream Paul Sage, Director of Borderlands 3, told viewers that Borderlands 3 DLC characters probably won’t ever come because most players tend to stick to their main. By main Sage of course means that players stick to their favourite characters out of the four provided in the base game.
Sage went on to explain that when looking at the data provided to them from previous releases, Gearbox Software found that most players would pick a character and stick with it for the long term. In addition, the characters in Borderlands 3 are more diverse than those of any other Borderlands game, allowing for multiple builds within each. As a result, Gearbox Software probably won’t be investing resources in creating new ones because they put so much effort into the ones already in the game.
During the same livestream it was also confirmed that the first free event for Borderlands 3, Bloody Harvest, will begin at some point in October.
Since it launched, Borderlands 3 has broken a number of records. The game sold 50 percent more copies than Borderlands 2, which was an incredibly popular game itself, and about 70 percent of all sales were digital. Within five days of launch, Borderlands 3 had sold 5 million copies, making it the fastest-selling title in 2K history, and the highest-selling title for PC. 14 million hours of Borderlands 3 have been viewed on Twitch, which is more than half of what Borderlands 2 generated in seven years.
Also of note, in a press release, 2K Games announced that Borderlands 3 has now shipped over five million units, within its first five days of availability, which makes it the fastest-selling title in 2K history, and the highest-selling title for the publisher on PC.
More details regarding the game’s success has been shared by 2K Games stating that 50 percent more consumers bought Borderlands 3 compared to Borderlands 2.
If you’re not part of the millions who bought it yet, go read up on our review of why you might want to amend that.