Before I start, I have to start off by saying this: I love this game. Battle born is a great game designed by great people. My only 3 complaints are that the loot system is awful, the story is unplayable with more than 3 people, and that they are doing more consle exclusives. devs, you gotta learn, NO ONE IS GOING TO BUY A CONSLE BECAUSE THEY GET ONE EXCLUSIVE BATTLEBORN CHARACTER! I am pc too, so I am also getting screwed over by this. Sorry about going off topic, but I did want to express my thoughts before i started explaining the topic so you could understand that I like this game, but not too hardcore fanboy!
My concern about this game is mainly that it won’t have a large enough player base for multiplayer matches to be easy to find and not laggy. In it’s genre, Battleborn is about the second most popular game, first being Overwatch. That right there is the problem.
Overwatch is way more popular on PC, and now that it was announced on consoles, I am sure that it will have domination over Battleborn. Gearbox, you guys are great, but Blizzard is going to beat the crap out of you in advertising. As you said in your video, people don’t remember the name Gearbox studies, they remember the people who created borderlands. I hate to break it to you, that won’t help. Blizzard has made World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo games, and enough more where they will wipe you out.
With that being said, Battleborn and Overwatch are so similar that I think people are going to take overwatch over battle born due to the fact that they just like Blizzard more than Gearbox. If you do compare the games, I do feel battle born is more diverse in characters, but besides that, they are the same. Now, I am having a hard time deciding whether or not to buy Battleborn in addition to Overwatch since Battleborn might not have enough people for multiplayer to survive…
TL; DR:Overwatch was a game with way better marketing and made by a more known studio, so I don’t know if battle born will be able to have enough players for multiplayer.