IGN reports that over two million copies of Gearbox's role-playing shooter Borderlands have been sold across all three platforms, while also speculating that the game might make its way to the Wii sooner or later.
The title racked up sales on PS3 and Xbox 360. But with an installed base surpassing 50 million globally, Nintendo's Wii is far and away the most popular videogame console, and yet so-called hardcore games -- particularly those not published by Nintendo -- have not traditionally performed well on the platform. So does Gearbox have any thoughts on cracking through the casual barrier to deliver Wii owners a specialized version of Borderlands?
"Clever!" said Pitchford when asked. "I respect the question and why you need to ask it, but I'm afraid I have nothing to announce at this time about Borderlands for other platforms."
Fair enough, but with a bonafide hit on his hands, we also asked Pitchford about plans for a sequel and he remained equally noncommittal.
"We are investing a lot of time in supporting the game with free updates and paid downloadable content. There will be some announcements on both fronts soon, I expect," he said. "We have a lot of motivation to do more with the game and have a lot of lessons we're applying not only to our immediate efforts, but to our ambitions for the future. I don't have anything specifics to announce at this time, though."