China-basedis developing a PC and mobile version of Borderlands, and it’s taking aim at the free-to-play market in the Far East. Borderlands Online is unlikely to come to Western markets.
, creator of the series, is collaborating with Shanda. Chinese fans can expect a billion microtransactions for a gazillion guns no doubt. Its impact on the wider series is unknown.
Story-wise there probably won't be much of any lasting effect from Borderlands Online as it seems geared entirely toward the free-to-play loving Chinese. It wouldn't make much sense to have major events taking place when the majority of the community wouldn't have a clue about them.
Four classes are available much like other Borderlands instalments. The most recent release in the series at the moment would beadventure Tales from the Borderlands.