Next-Gen Leap Will Be The Biggest In History, Says Gearbox Founder

The release of the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 this November marks the latest in a long line of console generations that looks set to provide game-changing experiences over the coming years.

Gearbox Software founder and Borderlands 3 executive producer Randy Pitchford seems particularly excited about these systems, telling GameSpot that they mark the biggest leap in console generation history to date.

"I think customers will realize how profound of a difference it is to have the throughput capability that these new platforms bring. It's just absolutely unreal. The leap there with PS5 and Xbox Series X is the biggest leap I have ever seen in the history of console generations. I'm saying, including the leap from 2D to 3D. It's going to change the way we think about every bit of our experiences."

Pitchford went on to explain that we probably won't see much of this in the initial next-gen launch titles due to the number of ports and current-gen games that are being reimagined, but nevertheless he's still very excited for what it means for Borderlands 3, which is getting a 4K, 60FPS boost and four-player split-screen.

"It's fricking cool, man. I'm really excited for gamers that are going to get to experience Borderlands 3 on the next gen platforms. I think it's going to be a really big moment."

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