Gearbox Software has been coy about its next entry into the Borderlands series, opting to focus on other games in its library such as Battleborn and more recently picking up We Happy Few. Fans of the series can more than likely rejoice, however, as the company is “working on the thing most of you guys want us to be working on.”
Gearbox isn’t just working on what people want most, but 90 percent of the company according to CEO Randy Pitchford at his panel at PAX West. Of course, this isn’t necessarily Borderlands 3 that he is referring to but since no one wants to see another Aliens: Colonial Marines, it more than likely is the developer’s most successful series that we can expect.
We first heard official word of Borderlands 3 back in 2015 when Pitchford announced a recruitment drive for the game. Since then, we’ve been treated to a technical test of the engine that will power the upcoming cel-shaded shooter.
The last entries into the series were both released in 2014, with Gearbox releasing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Telltale taking the reins on Tales from the Borderlands. The team behind Telltale’s iteration specifically designed their characters to be able to be included in Borderlands 3, so there is a potential for Rhys, Fiona and the rest of the wacky cast to return.
Little is known about Borderlands 3 including a release date, but whatever 90 percent of the team are working on is sure to be announced in the near future since so many of Gearbox’s resources are being allocated at once.
KitGuru Says: I honestly do hope to see the Tales from the Borderlands cast make an appearance as they were developed in such a wonderful way. What do you hope to see in Borderlands 3?