In the Gameinformer coverage gbx said don’t call this a MOBA FPS. first question; is this gbx’s take on the MOBA genre.
New IP is always a risk, but slamming everyones favorite franchise onto something doesn’t mean it will work/fit. Also back in the day that Battleborn got announced, Gearbox did sit down with gameinformer about why they are making Battleborn instead of Borderlands. The interviewer mentions that this game would also work in the Borderlands universe, Randy Pitchford response to this remark at 05:35
With Borderlands 1, Gearbox made a unique game, but with Borderlands 2 they “perfected” the formula. With the release of Battleborn they learned a lot and got a lot of data on what does and doesn’t work.