As sad as it is, on PC Battleborn is actually… not healthy. It’s hit the 500~ average mark recently that I feared it would. (Steam charts et al.) Versus the 66k for TF2 right now.
I think that aside from the most steadfast fans (of which I am one), people are losing confidence. And I’ve stuck around a lot myself despite… Well, as I’ve put it, despite feeling like a second class citizen as a PvE player.
I wish it was doing more healthy.
I mean, I’m no fan of Overwatch. It’s internally inconsistent, it’s like that vapid person who reinvents themselves every two seconds because they don’t know who they are, and there’s all that sexism running rampant. I don’t know. Overwatch feels like a victory for pandering to the most popular things amongst gamers (war, prejudices, Pixar aesthetics, MILFs, waifus, et cetera).
I really wish Battleborn could have been all that. It would have been a victory for very much the opposite. For a game that’s so much more progressive and coherent.
I am disppointed about this, believe me. But I do feel that most of it is Gearbox’s own fault for chasing the eSports unicorn, at the expense of everything else.