Randy Pitchford still wants Borderlands 2 on the Vita
"I think Sony should step up and make that happen."
Gearbox boss man Randy Pitchford has once again hinted that he'd love to see Borderlands 2 on the PlayStation Vita, a console he describes as "a really neat piece of hardware".
He first proclaimed his desire to Eurogamer when he came to Brighton for the Rezzed show in July. "We're too busy to develop it ourselves," he said. "But I know there are a lot of talented developers who could take our code, our source and our content and perhaps create something like that."
Clearly, the subject is still on his mind as he said almost the exact same thing this week while appearing as a guest on IGN's Up at Noon.
"I think it would be awesome to have Borderlands 2 on the Vita but I'm really busy. We can't do it ourselves," Pitchford explains.
He would, however, be quite happy to work with another studio on the project, and once again urged Sony to help make it a reality.
"If some other studio was capable and could be trusted by us, and by a publishing partner, and by Sony, and someone wanted to invest in making that happen? I think Sony should step up and make that happen," he said. "I don't think it would cost a lot, relatively speaking, and I know there's a lot of talented people who have learned how to use the Vita and could do a great job at that. If that machine started to align itself, I wouldn't be the hold up. I would actually be an enabler."
He went on describe his "dream scenario" of PlayStation 3 and Vita interaction.
"Imagine you could be playing the game on your PS3 and then, OK, I need to go on a road trip or I have to go to work or something. When I take my Vita with me, I have access to the same cloud save and can continue my character. Can you imagine how amazing that would be?"
Don't get your hopes up too high, as it sounds like a Vita edition is still very much in the folder marked "Nice Idea But...", although Pitchford finished by saying he meets with Sony regularly and hopes the subject will come up again.
In the meantime, why not count the hours until Borderlands 2 launches for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 21st?