From what we heard earlier, it sure seemed like open-world sci-fi Borderlands was cel-shaded. According to Gearbox president Randy Pitchford, it's not.
"No, Borderlands is not cel-shaded — it's a gritty and serious world after all," Pitchford told Kotaku via email. "But since the game was first unveiled we have made big advancements with the art direction and the technology to support the art and have produced some pretty impressive, even shocking results."
Pitchford added that the game's official website will "soon" be getting new content that shows where Gearbox is with the art — not to mention the upcoming PC Gamer article. The official Borderlands site is set to launch April 13.
"Finally, there's always E3 in a few months where attendees can see the game live," said Pitchford. "I know some folks have figured out that we've done something big to Borderlands even if no one is quite sure what we've done yet and I know I'm still being a bit cryptic on that."