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Gearbox will start working on Borderlands 3 once Battleborn wraps up

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Right now, Gearbox is putting the finishing touches on Battleborn – a game that takes DNA from arguably its most famous series, Borderlands, and splices it with a dash of co-operative arena shooter, and a healthy smattering of MOBA.

For some, the game’s recent open beta has been cause for even more excitement for the game’s impending release next month. For others (and I count myself amongst this group), all it means is that we’ll be waiting longer before we get to play Borderlands 3.

As we’ve suspected though, that is the game that Gearbox will be working on once everything involving Battleborn is wrapped up. That’s according to Gearbox Boss Randy Pitchford, speaking at PAX.

“It’s no secret, obviously there’s going to be another Borderlands,” Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford said. “We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know,” Pitchford added.

Hopefully, it’ll be better than the Pre-Sequel, made by 2K Australia. While the game had its own charms and an interesting story, it didn’t feature the same sort of memorable characters, or tight level design as the previous two games.

Gearbox has confirmed hat Mikey Neumann, one of the writers on the first Borderlands will take up lead writing duties. Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch left Gearbox in January last year to do writing duties on Hulu’s Rocketjump: The Show.

It’s also been confirmed that Battleborn art director Scott Kester will do the same duties on Borderlands 3 – which is, I think good news, because that’s one area where Battelborn shines. I do, however, have a few reservations with a new Borderlands. Given the current landscape, a game like Borderlands is far, far too open to extraneous monetisation through untoward microtransactions. Given that publishers 2K loves the hell out of those, it’s possible the next Borderlands will be a microtransaction minefield.

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

81 Comments

  1. Raptor Rants

    April 25, 2016 at 12:31

    3???? 3??????????

    HL3 CONFIRMED!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 25, 2016 at 12:36

      • Raptor Rants

        April 25, 2016 at 12:39

        Hahahahahahahaha

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 25, 2016 at 12:48

          F**k, the gif is broken. He then runs into the house saying turn on the PC, praise Lord Gaben

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:50

            FIX IT!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 12:52

            Hell no, I already did a review this month so that’s enough work thanks

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:53

            Nice array you got there, a pity if something would happen to it

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 13:18

            The horror… Worst month of my life

          • Pariah

            April 25, 2016 at 13:32

            0 way it c0uld be the w0rst m0nth 0f y0ur life dude. 0 way.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 25, 2016 at 13:36

            XD

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:50

            L000L (yes, those are zeroes)

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 25, 2016 at 12:43

      Half Life 3 will come out before I change my mind on the stupid Falcon

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 25, 2016 at 12:43

    Loved Borderlands 1. Borderlands 2 was an instant preorder. Loved every minute of it & the season pass. The only game I’ve spent more time on this entire millennium is Warframe. Then came the additional DLC that soured the experience for me. Borderlands 3 can wait.

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      April 25, 2016 at 12:45

      New weapon attachment stuff, Vauban Prime, New Fairy Frame (just accept it) and a new quest incoming soon

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 25, 2016 at 12:47

        Fairy?

        Reply

        • Ottokie

          April 25, 2016 at 12:48

          Can change size apparently… I still want to see someone dodge a bombard

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 25, 2016 at 12:49

        I’m not complaining. I’ve actually been using Vauban again for Infested sorties & the odd bit of cryotic farming, was just considering dropping a forma on him, so quite amped for Vauban P. Fairy frame will obviously be coloured pink & purple. More questing will be goooooood – loved the Second Dream.

        Reply

        • Ottokie

          April 25, 2016 at 12:50

          I will make my fairy red, it just fits better.

          Also Vauban is pretty great. i just need to use him a bit more.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:52

            Repelling Bastille is love.

            Excluding that it’s an innate passive wrt my love life.

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 12:53

            Did the same, stuck a reactor in and got the Repelling Bastille mod. Vauban’s only problem is a defense frame and does not like traveling missions.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:55

            He’s the boss vs infested. I’ve got a decent duration build on him, sitting at extraction the other day waiting for a slowpoke, one guy asks why no enemies have followed us… “dropped a vortex a ways back” lol

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 12:56

            Duration build?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            40-odd seconds for bastille, close to that for vortex.

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            Tonkor time 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:01

            Meh, don’t like it. Last time I even used that was farming for Equinox.

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:03

            I see the Sonicor got a pretty skin with the new Banshee skin

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:06

            Sonicor is life

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:07

            That thing always puts a smile on my face. Rag dolls…rag dolls everywhere

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:12

            Forma’d it recently, OP is now MEGA-OP

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:07

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:08

            Another one I don’t bother with heh.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:54

            Got my Inaros up to max, man, that thing is awesome!

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 12:55

            Super tank frame. But I personally don’t like his play style 😛 (I like moving fast and hitting hard)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:57

            I use him for assassination sorties – I don’t die, revive team mates, let them do the bulk of the damage.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:57

            Throwing sand in the face is also a nice trick!

            😛

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            Where do you get the Inaros frame BPs?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            With the Sands of Inaros quest, the quest you buy from Baro, when he is around

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            I have no idea who Baros is yet…..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            He’s the void trader that pops up every fortnight to sell random rares goodies.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            He comes every 14 days, at one of the relays, but you need ducats (you self prime parts/blueprints for ducats) and cashmonaaay

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:00

            ducats? That another currency I take it? I have 2 prime parts in my inventory….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:02

            You need to get a’farmin’!

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:03

            lol. Ok

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:04

            All the “aaag damn” and “stupid RNG” sayings turn into ducats after void missions.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:06

            XD

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:06

            Eish

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:07

            lol it’s true, it’s damn true. I got 15k credits selling Atlas parts. *run*

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:08

            Right in the RNG feels

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:01

            He is the breaker of hopes and dreams

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:17

            His 2nd ability is nice. Running short of health? “GET OVER HERE!” *nom nom nom*

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:18

            Yeah.

            Oh, crap, only 1k HP? LEMME EAT SOME SUCKAS

            I like the Kubrow synergy with HP

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 13:21

            That’s what I was doing in the Sargus Ruk assassination sortie. Stand right in front of him & face tank so team can shoot easily, health goes under 1k, find a spare grineer to snack on, repeat.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 13:50

            LOL snack on

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 12:57

            I’m waiting now for my Valkyr frame to finish building.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            LOL you finally got the parts?

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            Indeed. After about 10 system BPs

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            Sell those for cashmonaaay

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 12:59

            I did lol. And then promptly spent it all on mod fusions. Lol

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 12:58

            Welcome to your first Warframe derailment thread 😛

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:00

            Now flipping love Valkyr with the unkillable build she can do now.

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:09

            Unkillable build? I am intrigued.

          • Ottokie

            April 25, 2016 at 13:19

            Takes some rare mods to pull off unfortunately

          • Raptor Rants

            April 25, 2016 at 13:50

            RNG be my friend please

        • RinceThis

          April 25, 2016 at 12:50

          Did you just go full Pokemon?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 25, 2016 at 12:52

            Well, Vauban throws balls around… and I do catch them all… so… yes?

    • RinceThis

      April 25, 2016 at 12:48

      AND you get to listen to Randy wax lyrical for the next few years! This has undoubtedly made your week!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 25, 2016 at 12:50

        I know! I’ll get to make fun of all the shit he comes up with & try to pick out the grains of truth from the mountain of lies.

        Reply

    • Pariah

      April 25, 2016 at 13:30

      BL2 was the last game I bought at retail. And I bought it on release too. Still worth it.

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 25, 2016 at 12:48

    Will wait for the complete edition of B3. Because it will happen sure as this game will have DLC and MT

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      April 25, 2016 at 12:49

      Yup, will also wait for the “complete edition”

      Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 25, 2016 at 13:15

      But how will we make Randy Pitchford, Randy Richford if you don’t buy it at day 1?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 25, 2016 at 13:17

        people who spend money on retarded MTs will make Randy rich
        *LOL had to read your comment twice

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 25, 2016 at 13:22

          Hehehe, that dude and his ridiculous shirts…

          Reply

  4. Original Heretic

    April 25, 2016 at 12:58

    Ooooooh yeeeeeaaah! BL3 would be most welcome!

    Reply

  5. Deceased

    April 25, 2016 at 13:04

    Oh unholy god …
    I’m so excited – I have absolutely no reaction – it’s like the feeling when there’s a pregnancy scare, but too many games and things and junk to buy and you don’t want a kid at the moment – and then there is no kid – so you’re just like “I cannot react to this great news at the moment” – yeah … 😐

    Reply

  6. Strawman Jim

    April 26, 2016 at 08:35

    The battleborn demo was just a big steaming pile of meh!

    Reply

  7. Dane

    April 26, 2016 at 10:53

    When people in my office don’t know what a word means, or need the spelling, they come to me.

    “far too open to extraneous monetisation through untoward microtransactions”

    I don’t know what this means.

    Reply

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