But can you people please stop with the million doom and gloom threads about Battleborn? Holy ■■■■, people act like they can’t co-exist.
You don’t need millions of players, or even thousands of players for a game to be playable and alive. Many of my favorite games have a mere few hundred playing it, some a few dozen - and that’s fine.
Battleborn interested me as a Gearbox fan, but ultimately, was not my kind of game. Overwatch does…but everywhere I go, I see BB ■■■■-talking about how Overwatch is going to kill it…and the most bizzaire thing of all, is it’s not Overwatch fans saying Overwatch is going to kill Battleborn…
It’s Battleborn fans saying it. It’s the complete opposite of usual. It bugs me. Maybe the game would be doing better (90k+ sales on Steam isn’t good enough for you?), if the fans of the game itself didn’t promote Overwatch -more- than Overwatch fans promote OW. I can go to OW forums, reddit, ect, see no mention of Battleborn. I go to BB Reddit, this forum,others, the top 5-6 topics are about Overwatch and how it’s going to kill the game.
You yourself, the fans, the supporters of the game - are killing it by doing this. This is a new IP, of course you’re not going to see record-breaking sales. It’s selling well enough for an IP that has to stand on it’s own.
Do you remember Borderlands 1? It kinda sucked. Sales weren’t great. It failed to deliver on a lot of hype. Reviews were very poor.
Borderlands 2 hit - it fixed most of the problems from 1, had great DLC, a fun, lengthy campaign and much improved multiplayer and characters. It sold very well, reviewed well, and still has a very solid playerbase.
I imagine Battleborn 2 will be great like that. Gearbox has a history of kind of being uncertain with their first entry into a new franchise, but then knock it out of the park with the sequel.