Borderlands Multiplayer Deathmatch Is Like Mad Max Thunderdome

Randy Pitchford, the President of Gearbox Interactive, was talking with GameTrailers about some more of Borderlands’ features, and turns out that the game has more than just co-op play on the table for multiple players, it also sports deathmatch, Thunderdome style.

Before talking about the multiplayer, it should be noted that Borderlands thousands and thousands of weapons actually is more diversified than a lot of people might think. Some of the weapons range from modified looking M20 assault rifles to future-techno sniper rifles. In fact, during the following video interview, at least three different revolvers are on display and they look nothing alike. Just thought I would mention that since it’s pretty awesome, really.

Anyway, on to the meat and potatoes…the game’s deathmatch isn’t the typical 16 player scrap. Instead, the game allows players to visit NPCs (since this is an RPG, remember?) and then choose to battle opponents in arena-style deathmatch scenarios. Also, for players who want to battle on the fly, the game sports instant arena deathmatch via both players melee hitting each other.

For all the nay-sayers for this game it might be best to just check out the GameTrailes interview below to get a full description of these features as well as some cool looking gameplay footage.

Borderlands is due out on October 20th for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. For more info on the game feel free to visit the Official Website. For more gaming news, updates, insight and media be sure to stay tuned in with Blend Games.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.