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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.

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

37 Comments

  1. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 18, 2014 at 09:25

    Of course 3 isn’t in development. They haven’t milked all the DLC from 2 yet…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 18, 2014 at 09:29

      too soon

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 18, 2014 at 09:30

      very very true… there’s so much DLC for 2!

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 18, 2014 at 09:32

        I know hey. Most of it is awesome though!

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        • ToshZA

          February 18, 2014 at 15:44

          Yeah it is. So much fun to play, and with all the dlc it makes leveling through multiple play-throughs on multiples characters a lot more fun than just the base game.

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    • El Capitan del Blade

      February 18, 2014 at 09:30

      But they have, the last Headhunter pack is about to be released, Gearbox Confirmed that it’ll be the LAST DLC for Borderlands 2.

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 18, 2014 at 09:31

        Does Randy Pitchford know this? πŸ˜‰

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    • Charles Steak

      February 18, 2014 at 23:10

      And it’s still optional!

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 18, 2014 at 09:33

    They left themselves a lot of room to maneuver with the ending of 2. Plus we never got to go to the Hyperion moon base.

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    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 18, 2014 at 09:35

      Oh I want that! Borderlands 3, in space, no one can hear you scream!

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      • El Capitan del Blade

        February 18, 2014 at 09:36

        And It shall be called BorderWorlds….

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          February 18, 2014 at 09:45

          With little Space booms and people who you can bride.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 18, 2014 at 09:48

        Isn’t that called Dead Space 3?

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        • RinceandLeSIGH

          February 18, 2014 at 09:49

          BWAhAHAH! Indeed.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        February 18, 2014 at 09:50

        I have a brilliant movie idea! SPACE ANACONDA – there is nothing quite like a big snake in space. πŸ˜›

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        • El Capitan del Blade

          February 18, 2014 at 09:52

          Space Sharktopus vs Space Anacondaraptor….. Best Movie ever…

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          • Matthew Holliday

            February 18, 2014 at 09:57

            Space Sharknado

        • Kromas

          February 18, 2014 at 10:27

          I got one better. Snakes on a starship. Someone get mr Jackson on the line stat!

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          February 18, 2014 at 15:39

          Metal Gear Solid

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      • gab4moi

        February 18, 2014 at 10:41

        Tiny Tina can…

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 18, 2014 at 09:41

      I sometime fire rockets at the base. Would be funny if you could hit it from the surface of the planet

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 18, 2014 at 09:48

        Did you do that little side quest on the top of the tower where you have to fight all the buzzards where you summon a container from the moon base that smashes a goliath? That made me giggle.

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 18, 2014 at 10:03

          Can’t remember that one, sounds funny

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        • ToshZA

          February 18, 2014 at 15:42

          That was really funny. I was expecting them to blow him up or something, but dropping the container on him? Priceless. πŸ˜€

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  3. Hammersteyn

    February 18, 2014 at 09:40

    I kinda have to defend the DLC practice here because unlike games that releases yearly Borderlands 2 has been out since September 2012 and the third one isn’t even in development yet. This doesn’t reek so much of leaving content out and adding it later just for DLC sake. I mean the new DLC for BF4 has four maps from BF3. So it’s not enough that you buy the game, you have to pay extra for recycled content. That’s just insane.

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    • Unavengedavo

      February 18, 2014 at 10:01

      I loved the idea of the older games that had expansion packs. It was a completely new story that came after the original

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    • Matthew Holliday

      February 18, 2014 at 10:01

      I liked borderlands approach to the DLC, each on the main DLC packs kept me busy for hours and hours, turned a game that kept me busy for for 50 hours, into a game that kept me busy for 300…I dont even mind the headhunter packs.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 18, 2014 at 10:03

      Their campaign DLC was fun, I enjoyed all of them. What pushed me over the edge was having separate DLCs to increase the level cap.

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 18, 2014 at 10:09

        Yes. That pissed me off. Loved the missions (pirate booty not so much) but making me pay for 11 level cap? Screw that.

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        • Brady miaau

          February 18, 2014 at 11:35

          I like the Pirate booty, kinda cute.

          Am not near level cap, so do not see the impac

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 18, 2014 at 10:44

        Yeah that was unnecessary

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  4. hairyknees

    February 18, 2014 at 09:56

    Awwww… I <3 BL2. DLC has been keeping me sufficiently busy though πŸ˜›

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  5. Matthew Holliday

    February 18, 2014 at 10:02

    TBH, Im fine with waiting, they made us wait for borderlands 2, and it turned out to be a great game.
    Id rather wait than be faced with a rushed game.

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  6. Ryanza

    February 18, 2014 at 10:25

    They already made two good Borderland games. Now it’s time to make at least 2 new games before even thinking about Borderlands 3.

    I would like to see Borderlands 3 released near the start of next gen consoles. After Borderlands 1 and 2, I am not interested in Borderlands 3 now without new IP’s being released first.

    We can not have another generation of sequels with current gen consoles. We need new games. We don’t need sequels. Fuck you, Call of Duty, while I’m at it.

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  7. Rock789

    February 18, 2014 at 10:27

    A new-gen Borderlands…? Now that’d be cool. Till then, will have to make do with the milked-till-it’s-dead Borderlands 2. πŸ˜‰

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  8. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    February 18, 2014 at 15:40

    If I were him i’d also say that to get you to buy the DLC for the current game.

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