Gearbox Didn’t Care For Pachter’s Borderlands Prediction
Borderlands was Gearbox’s first new IP for a while and a considered gamble for the studio.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter predicted a flop ahead of launch, but was proven wrong, with Borderlands eventually becoming one of the breakout hits of 2009.
“We obviously didn’t feel the same way [as Pachter],” Bordrlands 2 concept artist Scott Kester told NowGamer. “We’re happy to hear other people feel the same way! We obviously weren’t happy about the quote but we’re really pleased that Borderlands was accepted.”
Borderlands 2 is scheduled for release sometime in the second half of 2012.