Gearbox has confirmed that a recent playthrough of its upcoming shooter Borderlands 2 took around 58 hours to complete.
Speaking to Gamerzines, Gearbox VP of Marketing Steve Gibson said that the playthrough only involved one of the game’s five available character classes, and that the developer likes to think of Borderlands like a “hobby.”
“So the depth with which people can get into [the game]…Yeah we look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money; we’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value,” he said.
Considering how lucky we are these days to even get 10 hours out of a blockbuster first-person shooter, it would appear that Borderlands 2 will provide quite the bang for your buck when it releases for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18.
By Jeff Dunn