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Borderlands 2 Will Address Problems Found In Original


Gearbox have gone on record stating that their upcoming RPG shooter title Borderlands 2 will address some of the more prevalent problems found in the original title.

The game's producer Matt Charles, while speaking with the US PS Blog, stated;
“We’re entering the phase of development right now where we are focusing on framerate and stability, so it’s too early for me to give any final numbers, but you will see an improvement over the first game."
Charles stated that inventory management has been streamlined for the sequel, the producer admitted that managing your items in the first game "sucked".
“We decided to remove carryable health packs and instead fill that need with new relics and shields that can help keep you out of that emergency state to begin with. The result is a more fluid combat experience since now you’re not worrying about when the best time to pause the game is and you still get that fun sense of preparing for a battle by choosing the right gear,” he said.

“Health Packs will still appear and drop and they will now heal you up in the middle of battle. We have a completely new inventory screen and all of the other interface screens have received various upgrades. There’s a lot more useful data for gear comparison and also more descriptive text on the item cards as well. Money and ammo now automatically pick up if dropped from enemies as well.”
Charles went on to say that Gearbox is opening to revamp the game's environmental variations and voice chat.
“A portion of our programming team is working on voice chat issues right now so they will be working for everyone when the game launches,” he said.
The game is out in September for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.