Gearbox: real-money auction house not possible on console

Thursday, 14th June 2012 19:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Steve Gibson, vice president of Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox, has told VG247 he doesn’t believe real-money auction houses for action-RPGs – such as the one just implemented in Diablo III – are possible on consoles.

Speaking with VG247 at E3, Gibson said: “I don’t think it’s even a possibility for games that run on Xbox and PlayStation 3. I don’t think we could even consider that.

“But I look forward to seeing what happens with Diablo.”

Gibson said that Blizzard’s move into the cash-trade world was a huge deal for action-RPGs.

“I’m really looking forward to see how that turns out for those guys, because that’s a really big, new step to be happening in this genre.”

Borderlands 2 was shown at E3, leading Dave Oshry to write in overflowing praise on its first-person one-upmanship over Diablo III.

Diablo III’s real-money auction house went live last week.

The full video interview with Gibson – along with new gameplay footage – will be posted tomorrow.



  1. Se_7_eN


    Even though I am picking up a PC and PS3 copy, I am glad this will not be coming to Borderlands 2.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    I don’t believe I want a real money auction house.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Cobra951

    Awwww . . . What a damn shame! We can’t get ripped off with this kind of garbage on a console? I’m sooo disappointed.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ejams

    He says it won’t work on consoles but doesn’t give any reason as to why. We can all make our assumptions though, but yea it’s okay that we won’t be getting this.

    #4 3 years ago

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