Battleborn, the new IP from the company behind the Borderlands series, has officially gone gold, meaning that development on the console and PC first-person shooter has finished. Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford tweeted the news out this morning:
Exciting news: Battleborn retail is ready! Back in the day we would say “Gone Gold!” Team is stoked and hard at work on support, beta, etc.
Pitchford tweeted again soon after, assuring fans that work was still being done in regards to post-launch support and an upcoming open beta. Pitchford has mentioned the open beta will debut on the PS4, but it is unknown if it will be open to all Xbox One and PC owners as well.
Battleborn is a first-person shooter with MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) properties, earning it the label of “hero shooter”. In an exclusive interview with Polygon back in February, Pitchford admitted how big of an investment, and gamble, making Battleborn was for the studio.
“We’ve invested more than Borderlands 1 and 2 added together into Battleborn. And we don’t know if people will be interested or not.”
Battleborn launches May 3rd, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Til then, keep an eye out for the open beta in the upcoming months.