We here at the Lazygamer office have spent more time than we care to admit playing Borderlands 2 – as have many of you. That said, we’re not sure we’re quite ready for a sequel. Good thing there isn’t one. Gearbox’s Randy Pitchord recently said that his studio wasn’t busy making Borderlands 3. He omitted the fact that another studio was making a Borderlands game though.
According to a post from points purveyor GamepointsNow (which has all but been confirmed as embargoed information for PAX that went out prematurely), 2K Games Australia is busy making Borderlands: The Pre Sequel!
In their information-laden post, they say the game will be set on one of Pandora’s moons, and fills in the five-year gap between Borderlands 1 and its sequel. It’s centred around Handsome Jack – then just a lowly programmer named John – hunting for some or other alien artefact.
In it you get to play as one of four of his lieutenants; Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap, a militarised claptrap.Ardent Borderlands buffs will recognise a few of those as all but the fragtrap have appeared in Borderlands 2 in some capacity.
Borderlands’ central tenets are all about guns and class powers, and there are new ones to keep fans happy. The game will be getting laser weapons (as you’d expect for something set on a moon base) and a new Cryo class to assault your foes with.
Being set on a moon much like ours, it means Oxygen is a vital resource, and one of the things you’ll need to manage – by looting, of course.
Unfortunately, it won;t be coming to the new systems, and will be stuck on that old generation of consoles…and probably PC, though nothing’s been mentioned for that platform. What do you think? Does this get you excited, or does it seems like a bit of a chance for 2K to rake in some cash?
Last Updated: April 8, 2014