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.
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.
"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.
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.
Honestly i never liked borderlands so i don't really care. I played it once and i didn't enjoy it at all.
They should take their time and concentrate on making Aliens: Colonial Marines the best shooter next year. Borderlands can wait.
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
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.
@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.
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?!
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!
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!
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!!
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?
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.
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.
@shantd I wish people had an ''internet guardian'', someone who says: nah ah ah... *then proceeds to correct the person.
Right when I saw the headline, I though this is comepletely ridiculous and it's probably written by... yep, I knew it.
Don't worry, it's just Eddie Makuch looking to fill a spot on the Gamespot article rundown thingy.
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.
@69ingChimpmunks Minimum of 4 DLC's as the Mechromancer isn't one of the 4 included in the season pass.
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.
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.
@mdboomer I know I sure am and can't wait for the DLC, especially want to try out the mechromancer :D.
How can Borderlands 3 be in the development when they haven't released a single DLC for the current game yet?
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