In an interview with Gamerzines, Gearbox Software’s VP of Marketing Steve Gibson revealed that Borderlands 2 WON’t feature PvP! Just why exactly?
It was hardly used, so what we invested in instead was the co-op stuff. The Badass Ranking System is kind of a measure stick which says, ‘Look how awesome I’m doing in this world.’ So what we’ve invested in rather than Arena stuff is drop-in/drop-out split-screen co-op, and being able to re-adjust your questline a little bit to match up with other players.
There you go! It was dropped simply because it wasn’t popular enough. Now don’t get too dismayed. Maybe a patch can remedy this in the future, no?
Borderlands 2 is set for release on September 18 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.