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Yes, most of Gearbox is working on Borderlands 3 right now

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We all know that Gearbox is busy working on a Borderlands 3. It’s probably the worst kept secret in games at the moment, as Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford admitted before that the company would work on Borderlands 3 once work on Battleborn was wrapped up.

Later, he admitted a little reticence about making Borderlands 3.

“There’s a point where it’s like, ‘What should the next Borderlands be? Should there be another Borderlands, and what should it be?’

“We had that discussion and there was this weird mixed bag. On one level it’s like, ‘Woah’. If you’re going to do something that’s called Borderlands 3 and it’s going to be done in this next-generation environment, there’s a whole bunch of ideas that come around of what has to happen in order for that to live up to what that needs to be. If there’s going to be a Borderlands 3 and what that would be. We imagine what that might be, and frankly it scared us. It’s like, ‘That’s so crazy and so big that I’m not sure we can succeed’.”

We may soon find out. Speaking during their “Inside Gearbox Software” panel at PAX West, Gearboss Randy Pitchford teased the audience saying that 90% of the studio’s workforce was “working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on.”

While he didn’t mention any names, I’d hazard a guess that it’s not Battleborn 2…or worse, Alien: Colonial Marines 2.

We know very little about the sequel to Borderlands, but we do have a glimpse of what it may look like, thanks to a GDC presentation IN March,

That all said, while I loved Borderlands, its sequel and bits of the Pre-Sequel, I’m not sure that Borderlands will manage to hit the same bar this time around, especially with the looming possibility of more microtransactions than the game should rightfully have.

Last Updated: September 5, 2017

14 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 5, 2017 at 08:49

    As much as I loved Borderlands 1 & 2, 3 is a solid “wait for GOTY edition”. All down to the snake oil salesman and his nickel & diming ways.

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    • Original Heretic

      September 5, 2017 at 09:23

      The pre-sequel didn’t have the same magic, but 1 and especially 2 were amazing. I’ll get 3 in a heartbeat.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        September 5, 2017 at 09:25

        they lost interest in presequel, so damn fast.
        As a base game, it was decent enough, but same as borderlands 2, its the DLC that increased the replayability and made that game REALLY pop.
        and since they cut 2 of the 3 packs out, meh.

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        • Ottokie

          September 5, 2017 at 09:27

          Same, got to about 1/3 into the game and just dropped it.

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          • Matthew Holliday

            September 5, 2017 at 09:34

            managed to grind my way through 2 playthroughs, but compared to BL2, there was absolutely zero replayability.
            That second playthrough was so boring

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 5, 2017 at 09:40

        I didn’t even bother with the presequel. Figured from the beginning it was just off cuts from 2.

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        • Original Heretic

          September 5, 2017 at 09:46

          It had moments. But that was all.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      September 5, 2017 at 09:23

      BL2s seasons pass was well priced, pretty much all inclusive and worth the $$
      Presequal less well priced and support was dropped so quickly I questioned why they bothered selling one at all. 2 characters that werent as good as the original 4 and one DLC pack. when 3 Mission DLC packs were promised.

      Not sure I could wait for GOTY, but Im definitely waiting to confirm whether or not theres a point in getting whatever packs theyr selling.

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  2. Original Heretic

    September 5, 2017 at 09:18

    Borderlands 3?!? Take my money!!! What? I don’t have enough money? Fine, take my blood!!! Crap, not enough there either….?
    What other bodily fluids will y’all accept?

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  3. Kromas Ryder

    September 5, 2017 at 09:36

    New Duke Nukem!

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  4. Magoo

    September 5, 2017 at 10:54

    Blah blah hype train bad micro-transactions bad

    CATCH A RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE

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  5. Gluten-free Cheese Puffs

    September 5, 2017 at 12:52

    Randy Pitchford is literally a cuck (and a snake-oil salesman). It’s a real shame that Borderlands is under the gearbox banner. Hopefully, Deep Silver will buy them and make Borderlands great again!

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  6. Matthew Figueira

    September 5, 2017 at 14:32

    I loved the heck out of BL2 <3 I wouldn't say no to a proper sequel. I doubt it will be AS good or memorable though :/ still, keen to see what happens!

    Reply

  7. Deceased

    September 5, 2017 at 14:56

    This mans day is made…

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