According to Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software is working on a new game. He hasn’t mentioned any names but he was clearly teasing the existence of Borderlands 3, let’s not mince words. At the Inside Gearbox panel at PAX West, he mentioned that he knows that many people among the audience are there because they’re fans of the Borderlands series, hoping to get some info about the third installment. He then continued to say that about 90 percent of people employed by the studio are “working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on.”
He was careful to avoid naming the game and said that a “a product does not exist until it’s announced.” It is difficult to ignore the implications, however especially considering all the previous hints that have been dropped about the game, like the Easter egg hidden in the Battleborn DLC – Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion. Also, while there aren’t any “official” gameplay videos of the (obviously, if unofficially) upcoming title, Gearbox has shown how a Borderlands game would look in the new Unreal 4 engine that Battleborn uses.
In an earlier statement Pitchford said the work on Borderlands 3 work would begin after Battleborn was completed. Well, guess what? Battleborn is done and the existence of B3 is probably one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming at the moment. Especially if you take into account that previous Borderlands games have made a truckload of money.
While 2K is yet to confirm or deny the game’s existence, let alone its release date but their parent company, Take-Two Interactive may have “let it slip” during their March, 2017 investors call. Apparently, the company has “a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises” in the works for the fiscal year 2019. If that’s the franchise we’re all hoping it is, we may have the next Borderlands in our hands (and hard drives) within the year.
No word on the Project 1v1, though.