GC: Gearbox Says Borderlands will Require Hard Drive
The 1up team caught up with Gearbox president Randy Pitchford after the Games Conference demo. Pitchford has confirmed that Xbox 360 owners will need to have a hard drive to play Borderlands.
Gaming Today first reported the details of Borderlands last week. It’s a futuristic sci-fi FPS with four player co-op. To get at the root of the problem, the game features a “content generation system” that procedurally generates everything including weapons and armor, allowing for almost unlimited variations in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization. It also uses huge amounts of data.
“If it weren’t for where the 360 and the PS3 have gone, with big hard drives, and lots of memory, and powerful processors, there’s no way you can conceive of this as a console game,” Pitchford said.
Pitchford doesn’t seem concerned about Microsoft’s ambivalent attitude about games requiring hard drives on its console.
“I don’t know if [Microsoft is] gonna complain about that, and I don’t want to be in the middle of a controversy there, but you need space,” he said.
Borderlands is set for release on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC late 2008.