Gearbox Software’s new shooter Battleborn is off to a solid start, it seems.
Creative director Randy Varnell said during a recent Twitch Kalology livestream that sales of the game are “tracking just ahead” of the first Borderlands game back in 2009.
“Ultimately, Borderlands was an extremely successful new game for us, and even Borderlands 1 went on to sell, I think, almost 7, 8 million units in its lifetime,” he said, as reported by VideoGamer.com. “Battleborn is actually tracking just ahead of where Borderlands was on the sales, and we think it’s going to be a game that is going to work like that. A decent, solid launch. We’re seeing steady and growing user counts on all three platforms, and hoping that word of mouth is going to take us even further.”
Overall, Varnell said Battleborn’s launch was “pretty good.” After the rush of new users on launch day, May 3, the game has seen growth on a daily basis “at a steady rate.”
“Hopefully, we’ll continue to see that go up,” Varnell said.