If you were hoping and praying for more Borderlands soon, you may be waiting awhile. Gearbox Software has confirmed that Borderlands 3 (at least currently) isn’t in development. That doesn’t mean there isn’t other good stuff in the works though.
“We are not working on Borderlands 3,” he said during an interview last week. “That is unqualified. We have more to do in the franchise, but no there isn’t a Borderlands 3.”
And it isn’t a question of semantics, that they’re working on a sequel that isn’t a sequel. Put simply, Gearbox doesn’t have time right now to develop a new Borderlands.
"When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive," Pitchford said. "It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It’s probably crazy multi-platform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future.
”We love Borderlands, and we know customers do too. So we will be doing more in Borderlands. But the thing that, when you think of what Borderlands 3 should be… No. We are not developing that right now. We don’t know what that is yet. We can imagine what it must achieve, but we don’t know what it is yet. I’m not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. Look. We know we want it and we know it should exist, but we don’t know what it is yet. But we are doing things in Borderlands that we’ll announce soon, that are good, and that I think people will be really excited about if you love the franchise.”
Sitting in a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Pitchford ticks off the games the studio is currently working on or involved with:
There’s Furious Four, there’s a new Brothers in Arms game, both Homeworld remasters and a new Homeworld title, and two still-to-be-announced games, based on entirely new IP.
That jab at a mythical Half-Life 3 cracked me up.