Last week at PAX East, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed what many fans have been waiting for; a new Borderlands game is in the works. Although it’s unknown if it will be called ‘Borderlands 3’ or ‘Borderlands 4’ it is crystal clear that Gearbox is ready to start development on the popular franchise’s next edition.
“Obviously, there is going to be another Borderlands.” Pitchford said and added, “We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that.”
‘Battleborn’ art director Scott Kester, who was the art director for ‘Borderlands 2’ will be the art director for the next Borderlands. It was also learned that Gearbox chief creative champion Mikey Neumann, who wrote Gearbox’s mainline Brothers in Arms games and the original ‘Borderlands’, will be writing for the next Borderlands.
“What’s the story? Everyone dies horribly” Kester said.
Pitchford also teased that Battleborn players “look deeply” at the game content as there will be plenty of ‘Borderlands’ East Eggs in the game.
“There’s already a lot of Borderlands Easter eggs in Battleborn,” added Pitchford. “But they’re all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put Easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?”
Borderlands 3 was originally announced back in January 2015. At the time Pitchford referred to it as “the big one” sending many B’orderlands’ fans into a frenzy. Parent publisher Take-Two later clarified that this game is being developed “specifically for next-gen,” leading many to believe it will be launched on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
With the monumental success of ‘Borderlands 2’ it is exciting to hear that Gearbox believes that ‘Borderlands’ best is yet to come and that the forthcoming game will take the franchise crown.
The ending of ‘Borderlands 2’ and the storyline foundation of ‘Borderlands: The Pre-sequel” indicates there will be even more Vault Hunters involved and a greater war to be fought, which will include the weird aliens wreaking havoc in ‘Borderlands: The Pre-sequel’.
One character whose status for the next game is up in the air is Scooter. Neumann is considering giving Scooter a son named Scooper after Pitchford’s wife whowas devastated by Scooter’s fate in Tales from the Borderlands.
“I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I’d ever heard,” said Neumann
The next year or so will be very exciting as we are officially on the journey towards a new, and awesome, addition to the ‘Borderlands’ series and that is truly “Badass”