Gearbox explains why Borderlands isn’t on Wii U
posted on 11.26.12 at 12:42 PM EDT by (@salromano)
'We couldn't think of a unique feature,' says Pitchford.

Borderlands isn’t on Wii U because the developers couldn’t think of an “OMG” feature that would offer Wii U players a unique experience, according to Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford.

“We get asked if there is going to be a Wii U version of Borderlands, and the reason why there’s not is because we couldn’t think of a natural, obvious, ‘OMG, I want that for what the Wii U brings to the table’ feature,” he told the latest issue of GamesMaster magazine.

Gearbox, however, is bringing its February 2013-due Aliens: Colonial Marines to Wii U. So what differentiates Aliens from Borderlands?

“But with Aliens, the first thing we thought was ‘Holy sh*t, I can have a motion controller in my hands! When it’s there in my lap it feels like I’m part of the movie.”

Thanks, Nintendo Everything.

  • MrKappa

    As great as Borderlands is I would have to agree. Aside from easier menu access and weapon swapping I also can’t imagine any way to utilize the tablet controller.

    There really wouldn’t be any reason to get the game on the Wii U over PS3 or X360.

  • MagoIichi

    This is bullshit, why put Borderlands on any platform at all then? There’s no difference between the PS3 and 360 that makes you say OMG.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Slow CPU? 

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Good move, it’s better to think up ways to do the WiiU version rather than to port the game and be turned into a quick cash-in…

    • Willgaea

      I can’t tell you how many times Japan has came out with a game and decided that they couldn’t port it over to the rest of the world because it didn’t fit well with our audience and that they would have to change sutff in the game so it would be awesome or sell better. I don’t care if the game play’s different on a console. I just wanna play some games. I see this as a bad move.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        To Nintendo, maybe….

        But to Gearbox, a third party developer, there isn’t a guarantee way that the WiiU version will sell well if it’s the exact same thing as the other versions… By the time it’s released, the other versions will be cheaper in comparison… They need to find a way to entice people, whether if they have already played it or not, to buy the WiiU version… Otherwise, it’s a waste of time and cash..

        Those who haven’t played this game is the minority since this is a well-known series that sold millions of copies..