I am SO excited about Battleborn, honestly I can’t sleep! I have been counting the days for the release of this game for about a year now and I’m still just as excited about now as I was then!
Battleborn has been occupying my mind daily, I trawl the net for any tiny bit of news, and I’ve been thinking about a couple of things I’d like to be added to the game.
1. A David Bowie Skin.
I don’t know about anyone else, but the news of David Bowie’s death hit me quite hard - it was like a family member had died! He was a truly great man who’s memory, I feel, deserves to be recognised in as many ways as possible. A few days after his death a thought kept rolling around in my head “have David Bowie in Battleborn”. I don’t know why but it seemed a good idea - I’m sure a lot of people would agree that most of the Jennerit look like a Bowie alter ego! So it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch to create a Bowie inspired skin for one of them, male or female - he was known for his ambiguous sexuality. A lot of people may disagree with my request, but please Gearbox, make a David Bowie skin for a Battleborn character. I believe it is just a small way to honour the memory of one of the greatest badasses the world has ever seen and I like to think that he (a huge fan of video games) would be touched to have a character running around looking like him and blowing things up!
2. Motion Control
I know this sounds weird, but I honestly believe that the option to have motion controlled aiming would make Battleborn even more awesome. I don’t know about other people, but for years I have struggled with shooter games for the one fact that I am not that good at aiming with my thumb. I can point in the general direction of an enemy, but pinpoint accuracy has always been a bit of a fluke!
That was until I played games with motion control. Now I’m sure I’m gonna get a lot of stick for this from some but the Nintendo games (Splatoon and Nintendo Land) I’ve played with motion control provide a much more enjoyable experience for me. I am much much better using motion control - I go from your average player to a dead-eye.
So I’m asking Gearbox if they would please incorporate the option to have motion control in Battleborn, if you’re not sure how then look no further than Splatoon. They have create a hybrid of motion and stick control that, admittedly, to begin with feels crazy and you think “no way am I gonna like this!”, but after a bit it feels so natural and provides so much more accuracy. And I know that it is possible for PS4 (don’t know about Xbox One), but for the PS4 the controllers have motion sensors. You’d have noticed them when typing stuff in on the PS4 keyboard or if you ever played iNFAMOUS: Second Son when you do the graffiti sections. Please Gearbox, bring motion control to Battleborn, it may seem like a weird request but I truly believe it’s worthwhile - and an extra selling point for already such an awesome game!
If you agree with either of these requests please like etc. To get enough attention for Gearbox to give them proper consideration. Thanks!