Third Borderlands DLC expansion 'biggest' yet

Gearbox confirms next downloadable add-on to double-platinum RPG/FPS hybrid will raise level cap, be larger than the previous two DLCs.

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With reviewers, Borderlands' downloadable content record currently stands at 1-0-1. The first add-on to the acclaimed "role-playing shooter," The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, was a hit with critics--who weren't quite as hot on DLC number two, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot.

The other Pandora's population is about to increase.
The other Pandora's population is about to increase.

Now comes word that Gearbox Software's plan to regularly update Borderlands with DLC is moving ahead full steam. In a post on the game's official forums, level designer Jason Reiss revealed that the Dallas-area developer is readying a third-add-on for the game--which will be its largest yet.

"This is the biggest DLC we have made," declared Reiss after teasing, "Level cap increase anyone?" He offered neither a release date nor a reveal date, saying only, "Hopefully we can get a full announcement out to you guys soon."

Even without the new expansion, Borderlands has exceeded industry expectations. After being written off by top analysts as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 cannon fodder, the all-new property proved to be an international hit. As of December, it had sold more than 2 million units worldwide, according to publisher Take-Two Interactive--which is grooming it to be a "major franchise."

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