Battleborn is Borderlands creator Gearbox Software's next game

Borderlands creator Gearbox Software will release a new "hero shooter" called Battleborn that will combine first-person shooting with co-op combat, the developer announced today.

The game is set in the distant future, where "the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace." Battleborn will feature a variety of playable heroes in a narrative-drive, co-op campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches. Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford calls the game a "hero-shooter," as opposed to Borderlands 2's style of "shooter-looter."

"As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created," Pitchford said.

Battleborn will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in 2015. The game is available for pre-order now.

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