Borderlands 3 not in development

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirms studio not yet working on sequel to last month's stylized shooter, but expects that to change in the future.

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Borderlands 3 is not in development at Gearbox Software, studio CEO Randy Pitchford said recently over Twitter. The executive dispatched a flurry of tweets that shut down the recent speculation that the studio was already at work on a sequel to last month's well-received shooter Borderlands 2.

Gearbox is not counting to three just yet.

"Chill out, Internet," Pitchford said. "No one has started working on a sequel to Borderlands 2. Clean and simple truth: the only Borderlands-related game development work going on right now is for Borderlands 2," he added.

Though Borderlands 3 is not presently in development at Gearbox, Pitchford teased that he "expects that to change at some point, adding that "it's fun to talk and think."

Gearbox is currently working on downloadable content for Borderlands 2, which will comprise at least four campaign expansions. Additionally, the company is working on Aliens: Colonial Marines, a new IP out of the ashes of Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, and possibly a Duke Nukem Forever follow-up.

Discussion

92 comments
timj01
timj01

Randy Pitchford said it. Well thats it then. 
The same guy who claimed Borderlands 2 would never have it's level cap raised.
The same guy who said there would be no new content after the first season was done.

I wouldn't believe Rand Pitchford if he told me my feet were on fire and I see flames coming from my shoes.

bmart970
bmart970

We don't need them rushing.

Khajiit13
Khajiit13

Honestly i never liked borderlands so i don't really care. I played it once and i didn't enjoy it at all.

mstrchf12
mstrchf12

They should take their time and concentrate on making Aliens: Colonial Marines the best shooter next year. Borderlands can wait.

philMcCrevis
philMcCrevis

I wish developers would just do this:  Games are now phucking $200 and you get the whole game from the beginning.  I'm so sick of DLC.  Anybody remember playing Half Life 1 which clocked in for me at around 40 hours?  yah, were lucky to get 8 hour campains for $60 now followed by another $100 for the extra 32 hours that USED to be part of the original purchase.  nobody to blame but ourselves....if nobody bought the damn DLC it just wouldn't be this way so were getting what we deserve i guess.  

 

Oh yah this post is about BL3...Uhh, i got killed 5 times trying to kill the very first encounter in BL2 got irritated and went back to playing Max payne 3.  Take your time gear box i'm in no hurry

TOBIAS_SAIBOT
TOBIAS_SAIBOT

Hahaha this is obviously ridiculous, I haven't even completed my first playthrough of BL2 yet, a new playable character has just been unlocked with an interesting new play style and we've got 4 DLC campaigns coming out in the future. Not to mention I'll be playing true vault hunter mode as soon as I'm finished and I expect that'll keep me occupied even longer than playing the game on normal mode. 

tgwolf
tgwolf

Isn't that horrible?! I haven't even considered picking up any of this series and now they tell us they're not already hunkering down to work on a sequel?!

Halloll
Halloll

What's in development in Borderlands 2 DLC.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I don't expect a new game every year, I actually appreciate that. The first two are great, currently enjoying BL2, take the time you need!

AlexFili
AlexFili

I think people are always wanting sequels, people need to chill out and play the current game first! We can't have a sequel each year, that's not sustainable!

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

Good, no rush!!Let me enjoy Borderlands 2 for almost 3 years just like I enjoyed the first one!!

 

 

deadmonkey76
deadmonkey76

borderlands 2 is like crack just have to shoot up daily and get that fix.

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

c`mon i can see a lot of vault still there in that galaxy waiting to be search. thre`s gotta be borderlands 3 , 4 ,5 ,6 , VII and more!!

Lockyboy123
Lockyboy123

PItchford denied Borderlands 2 and said that Duke Nukem Forever was going to be good...why would anyone believe him now? Or respect him at all for that matter?

X-Robert
X-Robert

Looking forward to Aliens: Colonial Marines, while warming myself up by play Borderlands 2 without even touching the first. And damn ain't it a treat.

shantd
shantd

Amazing how damn near everyone in this thread has no clue that game developers often overlap projects as a matter of routine. This is particularly true with sequels for established series.

 

That doesn't mean they're developing both games full speed ahead, but they can put a few artists/writers on it just to stay ahead of the game. I'm sure Gearbox will get around to it after they release their first couple DLCs.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Right when I saw the headline, I though this is comepletely ridiculous and it's probably written by... yep, I knew it.

salvucci91
salvucci91

Uh... WHY WOULD IT BE ? This is disgusting that sequels are expected every year or two.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Borderlands 2 just come out. There is only 1 announced DLC that hasn't even come out yet and there are a minimum of 3 others coming after that. It's a given that there will be a Borderlands 3 but come on. Let Gearbox finish with Borderlands 2 first before they start going down that road.

gmromero
gmromero

Um... did anyone really expect BL3 to already be in development? It's not like we're talking about Call of Duty, which copy-pastes new sequels like clockwork. 

SolidTy
SolidTy

It's a little early to ask for a BORDERLANDS 3 just after BL2 came out, LOL.

 

Gearbox have DLC planned as they are selling $30 passes and aren't done with those DLC expansions.

 

Plus, Gearbox will announce their upcoming projects ON THEIR schedule, not when some nosey reporter wants a scoop for Oct 3rd Wednesday, or some dumbass fans on twitter want to be twits and bug them for news, lolol.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Back off you animals, it won't make them develop it faster!

mdboomer
mdboomer

Good lord, lets enjoy number 2 and not worry about something that may or may not happen!

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

How can Borderlands 3 be in the development when they haven't released a single DLC for the current game yet?

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

Duh...2nd one just came out.

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

Most likely their in pre production phase, planning and researching than later designing which will then move into the production phase, but he's right its not in production yet.

Psycold
Psycold

This was one of the longest single player FPS games I've played in a while, especially for a co-op game, I'm not that impatient and I'm pretty sure most people aren't that bad either. 

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

Of course they haven't started Borderlands 3 yet.. they just released Borderlands 2, and most dev teams will take a break after release since they'll have worked extra long hours up to the point of release. Now they take a break, work on some DLC and then they get to work on the next one.

 

The_Mighty_KELP
The_Mighty_KELP

Geez, I'd hate to hear that they were working on another game when this one's only just come out...

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Ov course they aren't started on BL3 yet.....if they had started already all the warnings would have gone off....Milked Franchise Alert Detected!!

I get a lot of these actually.......

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

Borderlands 2 was released like one month ago.

Why would they immediatly start developing another one?

Gearbox is NOT Activision.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

i want a DLC like the zombie island of DR . Ned and a one like knoxxx or what ever but i can tell borderlands 3 WILL happen.

themc_7
themc_7

@timj01  haha nice. BL3 is definitely in development. It's the only good IP gearbox has right now.

themc_7
themc_7

@mstrchf12  it's really funny reading your comment now in 2014. Colonial Marines was a colossal flop. 

Crow_claw
Crow_claw

@philMcCrevis that's why you join other people's games or leave yours open to be joined, I've gone through this game and maxed out every character and had no real trouble except the raid boses, you need to work out the best style of play for the situation.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

 @TOBIAS_SAIBOT I'm a bit afraid that I won't even be able to complete all of the content eventually available in Borderlands 2 before the next game is released.

shadow580
shadow580

 @shantd I wish people had an ''internet guardian'', someone who says: nah ah ah... *then proceeds to correct the person.

tightwad34
tightwad34

 @salvucci91

Don't worry, it's just Eddie Makuch looking to fill a spot on the Gamespot article rundown thingy.

TTDog
TTDog

 @69ingChimpmunks Minimum of 4 DLC's as the Mechromancer isn't one of the 4 included in the season pass.

jesuschristmonk
jesuschristmonk

 @mdboomer I know I sure am and can't wait for the DLC, especially want to try out the mechromancer :D.