Gearbox shows off Borderlands 3 tech demo

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Chary
    OP

    Chary Never sleeps

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,182
    12,840
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States

    During GDC 2017, Gearbox's CEO, Randy Pitchford got on stage to show off a tech demo for Borderlands 3. The video showcases what potential graphical capabilities exist thanks to Unreal Engine 4, and what Gearbox is trying to accomplish during development of Borderlands 3. He also stressed the fact the footage shown is not necessarily what the final game will look like, just that this is a technological demonstration of what's possible for the company.
     


  2. CeeDee

    CeeDee Well?

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    CeeDee is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,785
    5,274
    May 4, 2014
    United States
    ...Switch when?
     
    Last edited by CeeDee, Mar 2, 2017
  3. tiduscrying

    tiduscrying that butt...

    Member
    462
    425
    Jun 12, 2012
    United States
    HELL
    The Borderlands Art Style™ isn't really all THAT different from cel shading, imho. I get what they are going for and what techniques they are applying to make it their own, but to me it has never looked like a truly unique-never-been-done-before-style.
     
  4. zoogie

    zoogie simple pimp tool

    Member
    6,158
    7,779
    Nov 30, 2014
    United States
    And both artistically and technically, looks far worse than Z:BOTW. It just blows that demo out of the water and into space on both counts.
     
    DarthDub, chartube12 and tiduscrying like this.
  5. tiduscrying

    tiduscrying that butt...

    Member
    462
    425
    Jun 12, 2012
    United States
    HELL
    I totally agree. The "thick black outlines" that all of the Borderlands titles, to me, represent an older style of cel-shading. If I remember correctly, I am pretty sure a few developers have commented that thick black outlines were used to distinguish characters on smaller screens or more busy backdrops and the like. But nowadays, cel-shading is evolving into something completely breathtaking, especially in BOTW's case. When the first in-motion trailer for that game came out, I was just so awestruck by the style because it is so damned gorgeous and unique.
     
    chartube12 and zoogie like this.
  6. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

    Member
    1,079
    513
    Nov 16, 2015
    Canada
    why
    let's hope that this time physx doesn't cripple the performance. i like borderlands 2, but the constant drops because of the physx/physics is annoying
     
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,529
    21,457
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Are you accounting for BOTW's low resolution textures that actually do look like they belong in a tech demo, or the draw distance fog that looks like someone dunked the game in a cup of milk? :lol:
     
  8. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Member
    687
    520
    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    Megaman X: Command Mission, a GAMECUBE game, looks better graphics-wise. I could never get into Borderlands, honestly.
     
    zoogie likes this.
  9. Dav_Dabz

    Dav_Dabz Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    60
    27
    Oct 26, 2014
    United States
    Sterling, Virginia
    Gotta hand it to gbatemp community. Need a quick supply of dislike towards a game, head on over and watch the trend fill with shitposts on a game being displeasing to the eyes while disregarding the faults of their fav game. GG 7/10 b8 (not to op)
     
    brickmii82 likes this.
  10. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Member
    687
    520
    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    People have opinions too. Some games aren't just for everyone.
     
    brickmii82 likes this.
  11. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,529
    21,457
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Here's how it works with the Nintendo fanbase:

    When discussing a non-Nintendo title: "Whoa, that game looks like sh*t compared to my favourite game!"

    When discussing a Nintendo game: "Shut up, graphics who*e, it's about the gameplay, not the graphics!"

    Flip-flopping worse than a leaf in a tornado.
     
    brickmii82 and MasterViper81 like this.
  12. mgrev

    mgrev Legit Gladiator

    Member
    1,818
    2,198
    Apr 13, 2015
    Norway
    Under Tomato Hentai's stairs
    "if they are to explore different planets" oh MY GOD! YES!
     
  13. DarkCoffe64

    DarkCoffe64 Bo

    Member
    456
    309
    Mar 30, 2011
    Italy
    Arcadia
    Gearbox, wait! I still gotta show you my fanmade character that you have to absolutely put in the game! :ohnoes:
     
  14. MasterViper81

    MasterViper81 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    118
    18
    Jan 22, 2017
    United States
    The Rice Fields
    Well Borderlands 2 was my all time favorite game, hopefully this one surpasses it.
     
    brickmii82 likes this.
  15. SpiffyJUNIOR

    SpiffyJUNIOR GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    282
    122
    Apr 13, 2016
    United States
    US
    Been waiting for a while,agree with livelatios about the physx cripping the fps,but I got a new computer. All good here :grog:
     
  16. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    291
    248
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Looking forward to BL3! I need Claptrap and Mr Torgue back in my life.:gun::D
     
  17. TheArcuzHunter

    TheArcuzHunter Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    51
    5
    Feb 22, 2017
    United States
    This is awesome! WE NEED IT RIGHT NOW!
     
  18. tiamat999

    tiamat999 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    159
    30
    Sep 28, 2013
    United States
    Let's see if we can get a good challenge and not cheap unbalanced challenge that 2 had
     
    TheArcuzHunter likes this.
  19. TheArcuzHunter

    TheArcuzHunter Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    51
    5
    Feb 22, 2017
    United States
    There´s always True/Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, where enemies get super hard to defeat, because their health can regenerate.
     
  20. tiamat999

    tiamat999 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    159
    30
    Sep 28, 2013
    United States
    That health regeneration was part of the problem