We might be getting a Switch version of Borderlands 2 sometime in the future, if a message from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is true. The CEO, in response to a question from a fan of how many retweets it would take to get Borderlands 2 on the Switch, responded “one million”. The fan’s response? “Consider it done.”
This follows a recent social media trend where people have offered various things such as free nuggets from fast food restaurant Wendy’s for the cost of a million retweets. The Borderlands 2 message is only one such thing, but Gearbox hasn’t disavowed the promise. So far the message is up to 47,000 retweets.
While the message still has a long ways to go before it might actually get Gearbox to start porting a Switch version of Borderlands 2, it’s still in the early stages and we’ll have to see how many tweets it actually gets. It depends on how many Borderlands fans actually want the game on the Switch, and whether or not Gearbox will actually follow through.
Previously, Gearbox and Randy Pitchford were open to the idea of a Borderlands game on the Nintendo Switch, but didn’t think it would be happening any time soon. Depending on how well the message and its retweets go, that “anytime soon” may be sooner than Gearbox thought.
The game’s fanbase have eagerly been awaiting things like a Borderlands 3 for several years, and Borderlands The Pre-Sequel and the Telltale “Tales From The Borderlands” series, while they’ve done well in at least keeping up with demand, many players are still waiting for a Borderlands 3. Hopefully this retweet challenge will be the herald to something new.
Currently you can play Borderlands 2 on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC in a variety of ways. If you want to get a Switch version of Borderlands 2, you should probably follow the link to the tweet in question and contribute your retweets.