Gearbox Software CEO Denies That Battleborn Is Going Free-To-Play
Earlier today, reports were making the rounds that Battleborn would be going free-to-play, likely in November. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford just tweeted that these rumors were untrue. Here are his tweets in full:
I was just told about a reckless story about Battleborn going F2P that is false. There are no plans to convert Battleborn free to play.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 29, 2016
We have some unannounced plans to do a trial version of the game that would be free and from which retail can be purchased along with DLC.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 29, 2016
Free trial plans are not firm yet - months away. Expect great continued support and awesome line up of DLC.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 29, 2016
Pitchford did not offer any specifications on what the trial version of the game would include.
You can check out our review of Battleborn here.
Just because Pitchford says that "there are no plans to convert Battleborn" to free-to-play doesn't mean that the game won't eventually become F2P. We are curious to see just what's in the trial version of the game that Gearbox is planning.