Borderlands dev will "probably" announce an Xbox One/PS4 game this year

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford says you can expect an announcement later this year, but what will it be?

What does an Xbox One/PlayStation 4 game from acclaimed Borderlands developer Gearbox Software look like? It might not be long before we find out. Writing on Twitter recently, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford teased that we might get to see one of the studio's new projects as early as later this year.

"We're working on next-gen. Platforms TBD," Pitchford said to a fan who asked when the developer would show off an Xbox One game. "We'll probably announce something later this year."

During a panel at PAX Prime last year, Pitchford revealed that Gearbox Software was working on two new IPs for Xbox One/PS4 in addition to other unannounced projects. The studio confirmed in 2012 that Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 had been reimagined as a new IP, but that still leaves (at least) one more to be announced.

Borderlands 3 is not in development, Pitchford says, but Gearbox Software is collaborating with The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games on an adventure game called Tales from the Borderlands.

Next week in Boston, Mass. during PAX East 2014, Gearbox Software will hold its annual "Inside Gearbox Software" panel. As part of this presentation, Pitchford and other Gearbox Software executives and writers will "chat more about Borderlands and Homeworld!" Gearbox Software acquired the Homeworld IP from THQ during its bankruptcy auction.

Attendees can also expect to enjoy "all the great surprises" from Gearbox Software during the panel, to be held Sunday, April 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. EDT. GameSpot will be in attendance.

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playmynutz
playmynutz

Borderlands was an alright game, wonder what else are devs working on

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

Hopefully its that they are going out of business.

jimgray1066
jimgray1066

I would love a Borderlands-esque fantasy game.  Keep the local 2 player and online 4 player co-op, the art style, the humor, unlockable regions.  Maybe make it 3rd person which I think works better in fantasy games.  Tiny Tina's Dungeon DLC has made me convinced they could do a great fantasy game.


PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I'd buy a next-gen Borderlands in a second.

Because... REASONS!

themc_7
themc_7

BL3 not in development? A next gen borderlands would be great! Get on it Gearbox

Navardo95
Navardo95

Randy Pitchford is one the worst,most fraudulent and idiotic video game directors I have ever seen..

The only games that are somewhat half-decent by them are the Borderland series...everything else they touch or create is a colossal,steaming and a stinking pile of shit.

NeRo313
NeRo313

Ooooh it's so funny watching others defend poor Eddie Magoo. What can't the little guy defend himself? Well atleast there is one positive from this. If Eddie got a job as a "game journalist" at Gamespot pretty sure anyone with an IQ bigger than a dead pigeon can get it too. Hmm maybe then we will see some actual news.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I don't believe a word that Randy Pitchford says anyway.

Ack0BraTe
Ack0BraTe

Whatever it is i hope it's gonna be on pc too. it would be stupid if they released BL3 only for xbox1 and ps4 after first two games. But probably it won't be Bl3, maybe something new.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

I have a bad feeling that it is something free-to-play and not so good.

Trev9421
Trev9421

Honestly, the only game they have I care about is Borderlands. Borderlands 2 is one of my favorite games.

trevs974
trevs974

After what they did with Colonial Marines, I honestly don't know if I can ever buy another game from Gearbox again. Waiting 6 years for the game and that is what they end up doing to it? Yeah talk about deception.

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

No Borderlands 3? No dice. Sorry Gearbox. (Unless your working on a Next Gen reboot GOTY edition BL2 for the X1/PS4, then you have my attention)

catsimboy
catsimboy

Duke Nukem vs Aliens, it sounds cooler than it will actually be because it will have the same boring Duke Nukem Forever gameplay with the horrible glitchiness of Aliens:CM and Duke won't even fight Xenomorphs, just Weyland Yutani mercs.

chatphon
chatphon

just when they'll announce Borderland 2 GOTY of the year.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

It'll be as bad as Colonial Marines.

Reminder: that game is canon.

jako998
jako998

I was hoping for a Trailer and some gameplay of Borderlands 3 and than they release the game in 2015.... No borderlands than F off Gearbox.

lowgman1234
lowgman1234

Interesting that he threw in "platform to be determined", when someone asked him about X1 specifically. He could have just said "We're working on next-gen, expect something later this year".... Makes you think.

OrgeLambart
OrgeLambart

nothing to see here, it'll be just Borderlands 2 getting a release on Xboxone and Ps4... gotta milk that cash cow.

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

Well, it's Eddie Macock so it isn't surprising that he made up the whole thing. Can someone give this guy an isolated Eddie "says" column where they could drop these garbage articles he makes up all the time? Every day I read something this guy posts that is random people "says" and it's suddenly an article. Better yet, get him a job at TMZ or Huff post or something where he can post made up quotes from Kim Kardashian all day.

westcoastwillam
westcoastwillam

I can't wait these next gen consoles need so Co- op games ASAP

ghost59
ghost59

borderlands 3.  time to explore space and fly space ships and so on. :D land on new planets and get more loot!!

TxtBin
TxtBin

Most probably gonna be a new Duke Nukem title.

Overeduk8ed
Overeduk8ed

Great job fabricating "news", Eddie! Pitchford just called you out on Twitter, by the way, for your excellent "journalism"

SexyPorkins
SexyPorkins

Pitchford just blasted Gamespot on Twitter...

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Aliens: Colonial Marines 2 please


Or that crappy Brothers in Arms game they were working on.

gamingfriendly
gamingfriendly

The next Brothers In Arms? or will it be boringlands 3 maybe that crap game with the four douchbags they tried to call brothers in arms back then.

Pupchu
Pupchu

Homeworld! incoming...

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

If it's not BL3, then I don't care.

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

@jako998 Honestly it would be too soon for them to release Borderlands 3. Its better to take a few years to develop it with next-gen in mind. You can't rush RPG games.

justinhaywald
justinhaywald moderator staff

@EdAl2112  ...Except that when asked about Xbox One games in the works, Pitchford wrote "We're working on next-gen. Platforms TBD. We'll probably announce something later this year."


What part of the story is made up? And are there other "next-gen" systems besides PS4/Xbox One? (No, PC doesn't count--PC is always next-next-gen).

TomMcShea
TomMcShea moderator

@Overeduk8ed  Did you see the quote from Gearbox? Eddie didn't make up anything.

TomMcShea
TomMcShea moderator

@SexyPorkins It's easier to call out others than to stand by what you said. Read Gearbox's quotes and tell me where there's an inaccuracy in what we reported.

Tekcor
Tekcor

@SexyPorkins  I keep trying to post the link to it here, but it keeps getting removed. As will likely this one.

ghost59
ghost59

@rolla020980 @ghost59  think more star citizen borderlands. also borderlands space magic is better than mass effects space magic 

justinhaywald
justinhaywald moderator staff

@Tekcor @SexyPorkins  They don't get removed, it just had to be approved. Too many users abused embedding images by posting porn, which ruined the fun for everyone. 

Tekcor
Tekcor

@justinhaywald @SexyPorkins I posted the link through a shortener so it does not appear as an embedded tweet. After a page refresh, my comment was still there. Later, it is not. Removed.


Besides, even when requiring moderator approval, it said "pending". That one is gone too. So obviously, a moderator saw it and decided not to approve it.


Censorship, plain and simple. It is within GameSpot's right, but pretty shameful.