Our IGN First game for August 2019 is Borderlands 3, and we’ve been bringing you first-looks and previews of Gearbox’s upcoming game all month long.
Today we’re talking to members of the Gearbox team responsible for the truly astonishing number of possible guns available in Borderlands 3. The “1 billion guns” promise isn’t some number pulled out of thin air: it’s a mathematical truth based on the possible combinations of gun parts and pieces. Check out the video above to get a look at just how Gearbox was able to make true on its promise of 1 billion guns.
If you want to learn a little about the origin of the now-infamous walking guns, lead combat designer Jett Sarett told us it was originally inspired by the laptop turrets from Rare’s N64 classic Perfect Dark.