If you have been following the news from PAX East, you probably have already heard the news by now. But for those of you that might have missed it, Gearbox attended PAX East and talked about their plans for a future Borderlands game.
Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any video footage available for the Gearbox panel at PAX East, but website Gamespot has the full quotes available where they confirmed that another Borderlands title will be Gearbox next game in the development pipeline.
When will this new Borderlands game start development? Sometime after they finish up all of Battleborn’s DLC content. In the quote below, CEO Randy Pitchford from Gearbox has said that there is already quite a bit of hidden easter eggs scattered around Battleborn, and that they would like to include more in the DLC.
There’s already a lot of Borderlands easter eggs in Battleborn,” Pitchford said. “But they’re all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?”
The creative director Randy Varnell piped in to share his agreement that they just might do that.
Mike Neumann, who was the writer for the original Borderlands as well as the Brothers In Arms games, will be returning to help write the main story for Borderlands 3. Neumann is also playing around with ideas for a new character based on Scooter with a high pitched voice.
Rumor has it, the new character might be Scooter’s son Scooper, but it isn’t officially confirmed yet if the character will make the final cut. We’ll need to wait and see what he comes up with or if the idea will be scrapped as they move closer to release.
Furthermore, CEO Randy Pitchford went on in a bit more detail during the PAX panel event, telling that it was no secret that they would continue the Borderlands series, which I quoted down below.
“It’s no secret, obviously there’s going to be another Borderlands,”
“We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know,”
No secret indeed, since last year the development team had announced they were hiring for another Borderlands, and that they were looking for talented individuals to make the project come to life.
The part about the name was interesting though, I think they are serious that they might not call it Borderlands 3, because they just might call it Borderworlds. A few years ago there were rumors and whispers of a larger, more open world version of Borderlands that would expand the story to explore other worlds and possibly have spaceships, after Gearbox had trademarked the name Borderworlds (Follow the last link to see the actual USPTO trademark page).
However, the rumors eventually died down after the trademarked name was never put to use, so most thought that the idea or concept might have been scrapped.
Regardless, we still have a ways to go before we see an actual Borderlands 3 game resurface and hit our gaming consoles or PC again, as they still need to finish up Battleborn and its new DLC content. So for now, we just have to wait until they provide us with a few more details about their next Borderlands game. I personally was looking forward to a new Brothers In Arms game to continue Baker’s story, so maybe we can get that next in the near future? Fingers crossed.
What about you? Are you guys excited for another Borderlands title? Comment below and share your thoughts.