Borderlands 3 is not in development

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I love internet conspiracies – they are fun and silly and outlandish. My favorite are all the Half Life 3 fake mathematics to prove that the game is actually coming. But Gearbox isn’t going to let you do that to Borderlands 3. It just isn’t in development.

Speaking to Polygon, Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford explained that while there is more to do in the franchise, there isn’t a Borderlands 3. He said that Borderlands 3 would need to be bigger and better than Borderlands 2; plus, if released now, it would need to be on old and new consoles. He went on:

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.

But don’t worry, you’ll still be getting more Borderlands in other forms, like the Telltale game that’s coming.

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I must say, I appreciate Pitchford’s honesty. Rather than making people hold out hope, endlessly waiting for Borderlands 3, he puts us all straight. So, if you want more Borderlands fun, go get more DLCs or play the new Telltale game when it arrives. Just don’t expect an all-new entry in the franchise for the foreseeable future.

Last Updated: February 18, 2014

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