Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that the developer isn't working on Borderlands 3. Not yet, anyway.
In an interview with Polygon, Pitchford shot down the idea that the team was quietly cooking away on a sequel. "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."
"When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive," Pitchford said.
How massive? "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."
We'll see more of the Borderlands universe soon in Telltale Games' adventure game series--and maybe a few other projects, suggests Pitchford--but as for a traditional sequel, well, it sounds like Gearbox is still working it out.
"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."
Elsewhere in the interview, Pitchford detailed what the studio was currently working on: Furious Four (which Pitchford insists has not been cancelled), a new Brothers in Arms game, remastered versions of the original 2 Homeworld games, a brand new Homeworld title, and two unannounced titles that are new IP. Crikey.