Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Counterparts

Until now, PC versions of cross-platform titles matched the graphics quality of their console counterparts. Borderlands, it seems, will be the first game to break this spell.

"The PC version destroys all the console versions in terms of the image fidelity - assuming you have the hardware for it," Gearbox president Randy Pitchford.

Pitchford believes that this makes the decision of buying whic version of the game a tough one. "It's tough. It's very tough, I'll tell ya. On one level I do like sitting on my couch with the surround sound and the wireless controller, on the other level I mean you will not get a better-looking image than in the PC version of the game."

But then, "when you're playing a first-person shooter, the mouse and keyboard interface is still the best way to go," Pitchford concluded.

Borderlands will be released for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 20, 2009.

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Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

Wait, since when have "PC versions of cross-platform titles matched the graphics quality of their console counterparts"? The PC version of just about every multi-platform game has always been better than the console versions of the game. About the only time the PC version of a game is worse is when the developer can't seem to figure out how to port the game to the PC (GTA4).

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

haha, I love it when console gamers get the raw deal on graphics. In the same breath 360 gamers taunt PS3's poorer graphics they defend themselves from the PC claiming graphics dont matter. When the PC looses out, console gamers are all LOLOLOLOLO1olol!1!!Consoles are so very far behind in power that it doesnt cost much at all to outclass them. 2007 Hardware can do it, no sweat. Update every 6 months? 3 years.PC has reigned supreme over console since the very first console, this isnt news.Enjoy your crappy 1280 x 720 resolution guys! Also enjoy not knowing what the f**k upscaling is, thinking all your games are rendered at "1080p" and "720p".

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

will all you console noobs never learn ... quite a few games that can be bought on pc for 17 quid cost 35 quid on 360 ps3 times the difference by the amount of games that you actually buy a year and thats all the ectra cash that you console owners are REALLY paying for the privelage of so called cheaper hard ware .. its like loaning the hardware of sony or microsoftquick math lesson if i by say 20 games a year this works out at aprox 320 a year extra you have to pay for your games add that to upgrade your pc for free every year and boom not just a good pc but a great one

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

Social? no difference between PC gaming, i have my friend over every weekend (i only bring one at a time, lack of food and room) and we game for a few days, if we get tired of a game, we download new custom maps and/or mods. look at Counter-Strike: Source, over 20k custom maps, 70% are good. Half-Life 2, 04 game but a crapload of content, i used to be a console gamer (mostly nintendo fan XD). But i got a decent pc and started gaming on PC, i do go on the xbox or ps3, but its not as fun. i had sharing screens D:

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

lol look at all the morons in here, a PC will ALWAYS beat a console hands down and it will never changePC load times are faster, look better, usually has tons of mods, tons more video/sound option within the game it selfsimple fact is console are for wanna be gamers whos IQ is to low to use a PCthe only advantage i'd give to a console is that you dont need to patch your game right out of the box, this is slowly changing but it still not nearly as bad as a PCFYI a $400 PC WILL usually be equal or better then a console as long as it has a dedicated gfx card

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

I stopped playing my xbox 360 and ps3 a long time ago, ever since I built my new PC it was like NIGHT AND DAY, the games were so much more focused toward...GAMING, where as consoles were more focused on pleasing morons. I actually plan on selling both consoles away. Sure it may be expensive, but think of all the benefits you gain that a console cannot achieve. On top of that the PC is more flexible in upgrading, consoles you just have to shell out cash to keep up, and your prey for shysters pushing new required addons and sequals.

Gearbox President: Borderlands PC Graphics 'Destroys' Console Co

jojo your name says it all who the f**ks gonna listen to a piece of s**t like you? and the keyboard does the least of what you need to do. its all in the mouse, which is 10-20x more accurate than a thumbstick, and much more versatile and mobile. that, and its not hard to move your fingers about quickly on a keyboard. people who are good at typing can easily type 60 words a minuet. its much the same with games, you learn were your fingers need to be and they go there

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