Quick Quotes: Content dumping is a disservice to gamers, says Gearbox – UPDATED

Thursday, 18th August 2011 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Update: According to Steve Gibson, speaking to VG247, his comments made behind-closed-doors at the Borderlands 2 gamescom presentation were taken a bit out of context. Below you will find his full statement on the matter.

“I said a few of those words, but that implies I was attacking other studios,” he said via email. “I just talked about what we didn’t want Borderlands 2 to be – because doing a content dump, quick one year sequel to Borderlands would be a disservice to gamers.

“I didn’t accuse any other studios of it.”

The original post, which was pulled from Develop is below, as originally posted.

“At many studios there is a lot of what we call ‘content dumping’, where people make a load of extra content with their first game, put it together on a disk, and add a ’2′ to the original game’s name. It’s a disservice to gamers. That’s not what Borderlands 2 is about at all. We’ve truly redone everything. We’ve rebuilt the world.” – Steve Gibson, Gearbox’s vice president of public relations and marketing via Develop.



  1. Phoenixblight

    WOw another thing I have to worry with studios. Yeesh.

    If Gearbox was doing that I am sure the game would be out sooner than next year.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Assassin’s Creed. Definition of Content Dumping though most of annually released games are like that.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    Makes sense now that you think about it. Bastards.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. deathgaze

    We call those “expansion pack sequels”. See: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, God of War 3, etc…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. El_MUERkO


    #5 3 years ago
  6. HauntaVirus

    Fallout New Vegas was an 80% content dump for sure. It’s still unplayable on PC.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    I agree with him, I think those kind of games need an RRP discount.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight


    Thats weird because I just played it and beat it twice over the month. In fact I am currently playing Old World Blues. No NV was not a content dump because Obsidian spent 2-3 years developing it. And New Vegas had a completely different feel than that of Fallout 3.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    I completed F:NV on PS3, with only one crash & 3 glitches where I had to load to my closest save (got stuck in the same bus twice-nothing I could do got me out, I got very far without saving during one of them :( & the other time I fell down some non-existent pit), but apparently that’s a low number of serious game errors for F:NV, I also believe that somehow, the PS3 was the least bugged out of all 3 platforms.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    Please note that this post as been updated with a comment from the man himself.

    #10 3 years ago

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