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Battleborn is delayed to May 2016

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When last we looked, Battleborn, Gearbox's upcoming first-person shooter/MOBA hybrid, was slated to come out on February 9 of 2016. Today, however, Gearbox and 2K Games revealed that it's been delayed by a few months, and will instead come out on May 3.

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"We at Gearbox are feeling energized by the data of our Closed Technical Test, and the additional time will allow us to better act on the feedback for Battleborn competitive and cooperative play when it releases," 2K explained on the Battleborn website. "We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work tirelessly on Battleborn."

Specific reasons for the delay weren't given (beyond "we can't help but be Gearbox," that is) but 2K confirmed that there will be an open beta next year. I've reached out for more information and will update if any is forthcoming. In the meantime, be sure to check out our hands-on with Battleborn, "the FPS that wants to be everything to everyone," from just last week.

Thanks, GameSpot.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.