news\ Feb 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Fans push to bring Borderlands 2 to PlayStation Vita


A passionate Borderlands fan and PlayStation Vita owner is pushing to get the game's sequel, Borderlands 2 on Sony's new handheld system.

The fan, who goes by the name "thatoneguy42" has started a Reddit thread in hopes of gaining the support and traction needed to publicly persuade 2K and Sony into bringing Borderlands 2 to the Vita.

What started off a simple wish, led to the user emailing Gearbox and allegedly receiving a response back from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford.

The image of the purported email from Pitchford supposedly reads:

I love the Vita as do a lot of folks at the studio and we have explored this. We’ll need some partner’s help and partner’s commitments to make this happen.

We haven't received any confirmation that the email response was legit (I'm hesitant to believe it's real), but the thread itself has received a ton of support from gamers who would like to see Borderlands 2 on the Vita, regardless if the response from Pitchford was real.

The thread provides the emails and addresses to the PR departments at Sony and 2K, in which the creator urges fans to write the companies and show their support for a Vita version of Borderlands 2.

Whether or not fan pressure will actually result in a Borderlands 2 port remains to be seen.  It hasn't yet worked with fans planning protests in hopes of seeing a Half-Life 3 game from Valve.  But if there is anything to learn from these examples, it's that fan movements like these surely do get noticed.  Last month, Namco responded to a fan petition to bring Dark Souls to PC.

The validity of the email means nothing to me.  I'm proud that gamers are taking initiative and banding together to bring the games they want to the platforms they want.  Hopefully, it all works out because Borderlands 2 on the Vita would be hella' cool.

Borderlands 2 is currently due out for release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on September 18, 2012 in North America.

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