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[GC07] No HDD, no Borderlands [Update]

The latest new IP in development by Gearbox Software was officially announced just about a week ago, after having been spotted on the front cover of a magazine. During the Games Convention in Leipzig, 1UP got the chance to have a chat with Gearbox president Randy Pitchford who gave away a startling detail about the 360 version of their “Mad Max Meets Diablo” four player co-op shooter.

Update: Those without a HDD can breathe a sigh of relief, as it’s been confirmed that the statement made by Gearbox president is in fact false. No HDD will be required to play Borderlands. Thanks for the heads-up, Vagrant360.

In a nutshell, Borderlands will require either the 20 GB or 120 GB HDD in order to be played on your beloved consoles. The strict requirement is due to the game’s nature of generating in-game items, such as weapons, on the go. Pitcford added:

If it weren’t for where the 360 and the PS3 have gone, with big hard drives, and lots of memory, and powerful processors, there’s no way you can conceive of this as a console game.

He doesn’t seem too concerned about Microsoft’s regulations against the use of a hard drive either:

“I don’t know if [Microsoft is] gonna complain about that, and I don’t want to be in the middle of a controversy there, but you need space.”


Sega’s Football Manager 2007 requires a hard drive.

In case you don’t know, Borderlands is the third game to make heavy use of the HDD; Final Fantasy XI and Football Manager 2007 were the pioneers. Does this move indicate that there will be more and more HDD required games in the future?

If you haven’t got around to getting a hard drive, now would be a good time to start thinking of picking one up.

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Comment by nuknuk on 2007-08-24 17:56:17 | Reply

theres no reason to not have a Harddrive. you can buy a used one for a few bucks more than a new game. if u cant do that then why do you even own a 360?

Comment by AugustusBot on 2007-08-24 18:04:02 | Reply

Those retards! It should be called Soccer Manager!

Comment by Fordy on 2007-08-24 18:26:42 | Reply

You are the retard, football is what it is called and shall remain. Just because you guys decided to use the name as well.

Comment by x El Scorpio x on 2007-08-24 18:36:46 | Reply

The game you use your feet with is called football and is only the most popular sport in the world. The thing they play in america that is like rugby is not played with feet but hands and should therefor have a different name

Comment by Worms on 2007-08-24 18:45:47 | Reply

I agree I never understood why we call football soccer here and have a completely different game called football.

Comment by AugustusBot on 2007-08-24 18:52:29 | Reply

i looked into that a bit today. apparently… tho don’t quote me on this… but apparently when “American” Football was first starting, they used a ‘football’. I know, I know, I know what you’re thinking… ‘they still use a football’. Well apparently in the beginning they used a soccer ball.

Fuck it. Europe wins.

Comment by travis on 2007-08-24 18:25:07 | Reply

it’s only a little bit more than a memory card, and you need either a memory card or a hard drive, only fools would get the core system and not get a hard drive

Only a fool would get the core at all ;)

Comment by CptPeeJ on 2007-08-24 19:01:05 | Reply

Harddrive is key. I don’t know why you would want to get it even if you bought a core.

Comment by CptPeeJ on 2007-08-24 19:06:45 | Reply

meant to say “why you wouldn’t want to get it even if you bought a core”. How come there isn’t an edit feature on this site?

Comment by Yeah on 2007-08-24 19:28:40 | Reply

There is if you have a registered user name. Otherwise anybody could just go in and edit your comments!

Comment by Vagrant360 on 2007-08-24 19:09:05 | Reply

No it doesn’t require a HDD. It’s been confirmed by one of the developers at Gearbox Forums.

http://gbxforums.gearboxs...om/showthread.php?t=65447

Comment by HALO MAN. on 2007-08-24 20:19:38 | Reply

I heard that HALO 3 was about to use the 20 GB of your 360….

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