Gearbox has a “few things going” for next-gen, teases Pitchford

Wednesday, 29th August 2012 16:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Gearbox Studios president Randy Pitchford has said the studio has “a few things going,” as far as next-generation development is concerned.

Speaking in an interview with Gamasutra, Pichford teased: “We’ve got a few things going on right now that we haven’t talked about but that’ll appear later.

“I’m always excited by movement forward,” Pitchford said. “Some of that comes from iteration with our software, and some of it comes from iteration with hardware, and some of it comes from invention… each new step kind of gives us new tools and new capabilities that always makes the entertainment better, if we use it right.

“More power is always better. There’s always things we can do that we cannot do today that we can do with more power. So, that’s always true.”

Pichford also didn’t seem too interested in motion controls when quizzed on the tech’s future, stating “Who knows what that is? I don’t really care,”; however, he does see it moving towards full-body control at some point.

“There are so many steps between now and the holodeck, or between now and The Matrix,” he said, “and any number of those steps could be tested or introduced either as gimmicks or as potentials to new standards in any given hardware attempts.

“Those are always exciting.”

Gearbox’s latest, Borderlands 2, is out next month.



  1. roadkill

    Hopefully Oculus Rift will be one those gimmicks. :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    I don’t understand this. I thought devs weren’t allowed to talk about working on next gen stuff? Even mentioning that they’ve seen anything next gen would get huge backlash from the companies i would think.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ejams

    Saying next-gen doesn’t necessarily mean Sony and Microsoft per se, Nintendo already had their “next-gen” console coming out supposedly this year. Plus, it’s just a matter of time anyways; we all know they’re coming, so saying you’re working on something for the future isn’t very specific or rule-breaking.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    @ejams +1

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Ali

    I am actually a fan of many games made by Gearbox, sure they pulled a DNF on us, but I believe they can remove that damage with a new well add Duke Nukem game.

    Their Brothers in Arms series is really great, I would love to see what they will do after Furious 4.

    #5 2 years ago

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