Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever Dev Teasing Announcement

Gearbox Software is hinting that something new could be revealed around The Game Awards.

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Randy Pitchford, chief executive of Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever developer Gearbox Software, has said the studio will announce something new on December 1, which is the same day The Game Awards are scheduled to take place.

Pitchford teased the reveal on Twitter when a fan suggested a "Duke Nukem/Gears of War crossover would be pretty badass."

While Pitchford may be suggesting the announcement is a Gears of War crossover, it's more likely that the project will be related to Gearbox's own properties or something entirely new.

The studio owns the rights to Duke Nukem and Gearbox previously said, following the release of the critically panned Duke Nukem Forever, it is working on all-new entry in the series that has the potential to turn heads when it is finally released.

"I did not acquire the franchise merely so we could all experience Duke Nukem Forever. That was the toll to pay to give Duke a chance," Pitchford said at the time.

Fans have also speculated that Brothers in Arms, the studio's military shooter series, could return. In February 2013, Pitchford said he's "really excited" about the next entry in the series, but added that it was only in pre-production. In March 2015, Gearbox's Mikey Neumann also hinted at the return of Brothers in Arms.

"A lot of people love Brothers in Arms and they love [series protagonist Sgt. Matt Baker]. Obviously we never really got to finish that story," he said. "We've always said, 'Man, we want to go back to this.'"

Another possible candidate is a new Borderlands, which Pitchford has confirmed is in development.

"Obviously, there is going to be another Borderlands," he said during PAX East in April. "We don't even know if we're going to call it [Borderlands 3]."

A third Borderlands was originally announced in January 2015 and described as "the big one." Parent publisher Take-Two later clarified that this game is being developed "specifically for next-gen," meaning it will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and presumably PC.

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bpereira

I was hoping for the next Duke Nukem. Should look really good on the PlayStation 9...and still suck...

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Gravity_Slave

All I needed to see was Randy Pitchford and Gearbox to make me ill just thinking about how he and his studio completely ruined classic slam-dunks like Duke Nukem and Aliens. Then to show your face again in public to talk about bringing it back for a cross over?!

F you Randy...F you right through your soul

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SaturatedButter

Trusting anything Randy Pitchford says is your first mistake.

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Gravity_Slave

@saturatedbutter:

"In Randy we find Disgust."

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Imajinn

Border Nukem?

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Hazydave00

Borderlands 3 FTW! One of my all time favorite series.

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Zillaschool

@hazydave00: we have the exact same taste!! I have played all BL game countless time and still play every now and then.

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silversix_

@hazydave00: yeah and its about time we get a proper Borderlands title. It'll be 5 years since a proper Borderlands game came out.

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Ice-Cube

BL3 PLEASE

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ps3gamer1234

Brother in Arms reboot , bring back WW2 shooter, with tactics.

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FBohler

Please don't remind me how they've just destroyed Duke Nukem Forever. That was one of the saddest moments in video game history.

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Gravity_Slave

@FBohler: You forgot how he skull F'd the Aliens franchise.

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VFighter

@FBohler: The game was in development hell for what, 15 years, but yeah gearbox ruined it lol. The game wasn't nearly as bad as people say, it wasn't great but it was decent.

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Gravity_Slave

@vfighter: Lol "wasn't nearly as bad.."

wtf you smoking? It was Gawd awful.

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FBohler

@vfighter: I would rather rate it as mediocre. The early trailers from 2001 were more interesting than the actual 2011 game. DNF lacks interesting gameplay, lacks good setting, lacks good jokes, etc...

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locke90

@FBohler: they didnt destroy Duke nukem forever that was 3d realms not gearbox.

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Camou504

I know that im in the extreme minority but i actually like that Duke Nukem game and would love to see a sequel

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Gravity_Slave

@camou504: extreme minority. You nailed it.

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LpcWarrior

Brothers In Arms 3-game remaster would be rad.

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Barighm

There is some confusion in this thread: Gearbox didn't make DNF. They just completed it. 3D Realms made the assets and pretty much all of the stuff needed to create a game (or so I understand it). Gearbox just found a way to connect it into a single cohesive "whole" that could be called a game...sort of.

Nobody should expect Borderlands 3 any time soon.

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Gravity_Slave

@Barighm: I think you're confused. Gearbox put their name on a classic that THEY were supposed to finish. Not only did they do a piss-poor job on a game that was basically done but they made it worse.

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johncas89

Nah, none of that other crap. Just borderlands 3 please.

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Barighm

@sellingthings: They are doing it right (supposedly). That's the point of this article. He stated outright they didn't get the IP just to do Forever. They had to do DNF. The REAL one is coming.

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Nieroshai

I wouldn't mind Duke as one of the playables in a Borderlands 3.

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Barighm

@nieroshai: That would actually be perfectly reasonable and quite possible. Maybe not a PC, but he certainly could be an NPC. His character is appropriate for the setting and his space antics could easily fit within the universe.

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BlackBaldwin

A new Duke game would be great but its probably some lame update on that lame moba thingy they put out a while back..

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lucidique

Seeing the way Duke has been violated in the last few years, i don't know if i'm excited by anything gearbox could come up with...

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Gravity_Slave

@lucidique: Don't forget what an awesome job of an abortion they did to that Aliens game.

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lucidique

@Gravity_Slave: Absolutely. Thank god for Creative Assembly!

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hordicus

colonial marine 2: bring on the duke

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TashunkoSapa

It's going to be a crossover between Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens Colonial Marines.

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Ziltoid

@TashunkoSapa: LMAO!

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BlackBaldwin

@TashunkoSapa: The horror my goodness the horror!!!

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sladakrobot

Hope its not another boring Borderlands game

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silversix_

@sladakrobot: Boring? You're mistaken it with Destiny.

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sladakrobot

@silversix_: lame story,lame humor,lame claptrap,lame side missions

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silversix_

I swear to **** if this is not Borderlands 3 i will be triggered.

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lordstrategery

@silversix_: You would only be triggered if BF3 was an Xbox exclusive. I'd see you ready to slit your wrists.

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silversix_

@lordstrategery: Xbox + exclusives? lol that's a thing of the past. if its an MS exclusive, it'll be on pc, run better on pc and look better on pc. I have a 970+2500k so i'd be ready for that. My wrists shall not be slit.

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silversix_

@sellingthings: agree. LOOOOVE borderlands and pre-sequel was so shitty i skipped it completely. but you could clearly see this was supposed to be an expansion that they've added a little more stuff and sold as a full game. This is not what we'll be getting with Borderlands 3 (after the shitty Pre-sequel sales, you can be sure Gearbox is gonna be trying this time around. This is their biggest series afterall.)