Rumor: Borderlands "pre-sequel" coming to Xbox 360/PS3/PC

Report says game will be set between the events of Borderlands 1 and 2.

According to a new report, there's a new Borderlands game in development, but it's not Borderlands 3. GamesPointsNow.com says the new Borderlands game is a "pre-sequel" and is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC sometime this fall.

The untitled and unannounced Borderlands title will reportedly be set between the events of the original Borderlands and its sequel, Borderlands 2. 2K Australia and series creator Gearbox Software are supposedly working on the game in a collaborative fashion. It's not clear if an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version is also in the works.

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford previously stated that Borderlands 3 was not in development. He reiterated that point this weekend on Twitter, but teased, "I said we are not developing Borderlands 3. I did confirm more for the Borderlands franchise, though."

Borderlands 2 has shipped more than 7.5 million copies and is on pace to become the most successful title in the history of 2K Games.

As for the game's rumored story, GamesPointsNow.com says the title will revolve around a younger Handsome Jack and let you play as one of his four lieutenants: Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer, and Fragtrap--said to be a "militarized Claptrap."

The game is reportedly set on the moon of Elpis and Hyperion's iconic H-shaped base from Borderlands 2. The title is said to offer a "bazillion weapons" to choose from, including a Cryo class of guns which will allow you to freeze and blast your enemies.

The rumored Borderlands title also will feature jetpacks, according to the report, and oxygen is said to play a "huge role" in the game. The oxygen resources will reportedly be lootable and you'll need to manage your O2 levels to survive, the report claims.

Of course, this is purely a rumor right and it should be treated as such until we receive confirmation one way or the other.

Later this 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!"

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.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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163 comments
AstroGazer
AstroGazer

I hope they remaster Borderlands 1 and 2 to be played on the PS4 and Xbox 1.

gplayer5
gplayer5

Sweet, so glad to hear this. The Borderlands series is still one of the very few good game series around. Will definitely be excited to play this.

whackyq
whackyq

lets also release a GOTY version which has ALL the DLCs please...

Komissar33188
Komissar33188

Does FR4G-TP have functional dance subroutines? And/or does it confess its existential loneliness to anyone who will listen, who is no one?

lilflipp
lilflipp

I like Borderlands, Borderlands 2 improved so much from the issues that were in Borderlands 1. Also they, imho, gave us some of the best DLCs. Borderlands 2 DLC weren't shitty "let's milk gamers" kind of DLCs, they were actually worth the moneyz :O


So I'm glad to see this. Cheers

futureops
futureops

Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer, and Fragtrap! 

Can't wait for Wilhelm and Fragtrap then,so cool!

ruralbudha2013
ruralbudha2013

Awesome i loved the borderlands game can't wait happy dayz :)

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Yes please. I don't care if it's a sequel or a prequel, I just want a new, full Borderlands game that isn't DLC or an interactive movie.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Sounds like a smaller digital Borderlands title.

magx
magx

Okay, but let's not milk this thing to death, Gearbox

Radnen
Radnen

I think he wants to pull a Gabe Newell and not hit the coveted 'three' mark. Well whatever, at least he's making the next game!

tyok
tyok

Borderlands..blah, blah blah ....pre-sequel...blah, blah, blah....HOMEWORLD!!!!

Don't get me wrong I loved both Borderlands...but HOMEWORLD!!....SAWEEEEEEEET!!!

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

Nice but let's not go mgs and charge $30 for a 2 hour movie lol. Not saying it needs to be long but a nice 10 hour game or perhaps a PvP slaughter dome online game!

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

Do you know what I want to see in this Borderlands game? Freaking ARMOR. If feel the game needs to adopt a defense system of some kind at this point. How this would work with the shields, I'm not sure, but I think if they put some thought into it, they could figure it out. Otherwise, yeah, Borderlands is a pretty much guaranteed good time.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

I Wonder if he was talkbing about the game Telltales is making about Borderlands or if it is a true Borderlands ? hmm hmm well either way I'll play it, I still play Borderlands 2 often, I really liked it.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Who is this new report?  He sure spreads a lot of rumor and speculation.  According to a new report...  Why not ask someone with more experience.

RELeon
RELeon

Sounds like good times! Borderlands is always fun. Although, I hope the whole "scavenging for oxygen" rumor is purely just a rumor. I like to chill and explore in my Borderland games, not having to always keep my eye on a countdown and running around constantly looking for oxygen to keep me alive. This isn't Metro!!

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

Totally down for more Borderlands!

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

So it's Borderlands 1.5?

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Can't wait to play this with my girlfriend as well. We had a blast with the last one, and it brought a great teamwork aspect to our relationship.

redder1111
redder1111

so what? we're gonna collect more flowers, pizza boxes or Moxxi's nude shots and gain better guns to kill billions of stupid robots and hear a funny dialogue every now and then again? sorry but i won't do a mistake 3 times and i won't buy this shit anymore ...

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

The appropriate term is "interlude."  

Patohua1
Patohua1

Assasins Creed releases a game every year, nobody complains. Borderlands releases a game every 3 years, people bitch about repetition and milking the series. My conclusion is that people are morons. Good day.

DrKill09
DrKill09

If it takes place between Boarderlands 1 and 2, it is called a "midquel", not a "pre-sequel"  That is an oxymoron.

treemasterx
treemasterx

Another game released on pc that is NOT Gta 5

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@DinoBuster  I want to see how tiny tina's parents died somehow I think she killed them lol.

comb5
comb5

@redder1111  Everything you described sounds awesome. So what's the issue?

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

An rpg with fetch quests and levelled weapons, how dare they!

Meteor7
Meteor7

@Patohua1 Don't know what website you are on, but people are complaining about the AC releases. People will never be satisfied, regardless if a game is launched too soon or released much later.

crix01
crix01

@Patohua1  "Assasins Creed releases a game every year, nobody complains" 


Did you fall on this planet just recently?

RobDev
RobDev

@DrKill09  it's called a pre-sequel because it's before the sequel. not really that hard.

Patohua1
Patohua1

@DrKill09 you've clearly never played Borderlands. It's called a pre-sequel BECAUSE REASONS!!!

cboye18
cboye18

@treemasterx  It's not like you're missing much. The previous games are better. GTAV feels like an open-world Max Payne instead of a GTA game. 

quakke
quakke

@treemasterx  

Don't worry, when it's summer, you know whats gonna come. Besides, they have been released always, only a year later.

larsinii
larsinii

@RobDev @DrKill09  Really? Wouldn't hmm, I dunno Borderlands 1 be the/a pre-sequel? Everyone just pulls new words out of their butts everyday, soon there won't be enough paper to print physical dictionaries anymore. Prequel, interquel, halfsiequel, almosttherequel, part7quel...

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Patohua1 @DrKill09  Well, you got me there.  I can't get past that cel shaded look.


I don't want my shooters to look like Jet Set Radio.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@cboye18  Are you kidding?  GTA V IS what San Andreas and IV SHOULD HAVE BEEN.


San Andreas was too unrealistic.  GANGSTERS DO NO FLY PLANES AND USE JETPACKS!


IV was trying to be too realistic.  Brush up against a car, and stumble like a drunk for thirty seconds.


V was a perfect blend, and for the first time since Vice City, it had characters I actually liked and cared about.


And how is an "open world Max Payne" A BAD THING?

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@ruralbudha2013 @BamaGoatt @DinoBuster  that is what my favorite little psycho child said, but I imagine the truth is she just likes killing people and started with mom and dad because they wouldn't lure flesh stick to her tea party.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@DrKill09 I like the graphics. They make this game stand out even further from the rest of the shooters out there.

Patohua1
Patohua1

@DrKill09 I thought it looked kinda shitty until I played it. It's just one of those things that grow on you. The gameplay itself makes you forget about graphics entirely, kind of like a Pokemon game. Those have graphics from the 90's still and yet they are still fun as hell.

crix01
crix01

@DrKill09 @cboye18  I wonder how many years have to pass until people finally recognize GTA IV is a piece of crap.