Borderlands 3 Not In Development

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, in speaking with Polygon, has revealed that the developer is not working on Borderlands 3 just yet.  “We are not working on Borderlands 3,” he said. “That is unqualified. We have more to do in the franchise, but no there isn’t a Borderlands 3.”

Pitchford also explained that if the studio were to make Borderlands 3, it’ll have to be a much bigger experience than its two predecessors.

“When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive,” Pitchford said.”It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It’s probably crazy multiplatform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future.”

He also attempted to explain that Gearbox is well aware of how beloved the series is to fans. His studio will return to it one day, but he just doesn’t know when.

“We love Borderlands, and we know customers do too. So we will be doing more in Borderlands. But the thing that, when you think of what Borderlands 3 should be… No. We are not developing that right now. We don’t know what that is yet. We can imagine what it must achieve, but we don’t know what it is yet. I’m not going to f**k around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. Look. We know we want it and we know it should exist, but we don’t know what it is yet. But we are doing things in Borderlands that we’ll announce soon, that are good, and that I think people will be really excited about if you love the franchise.”

Despite the absence of Borderlands 3 over the next couple of years, we’ll still get to experience games involving the franchise. The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us developer, Telltale Games, announced in December that it’ll be developing a game series titled Tales from the Borderlands. Also, as Pitchford explained, we should be playing a couple of other Borderlands-inspired projects in the near future.

Elsewhere in the interview, Pitchford detailed what Gearbox is working. Furious Four, a new Brothers in Arms game, remastered versions of the original two Homeworld games, a brand new Homeworld game, and two unannounced new IPs.