Borderlands Studio Teases New Project And It's Probably Borderlands 3

90 percent of Gearbox is "working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on."

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Borderlands studio Gearbox has given a strong hint that Borderlands 3 is on the way. Speaking at PAX West this weekend, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford teased that around 90 percent of the company's production staff are "working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on," according to DualShockers.

This isn't a guarantee of Borderlands 3, of course, and Pitchford added, "A product does not exist until it's announced (via PCGamesN)."

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Pitchford confirmed that a new Borderlands was in development last year, though it won't necessarily be called Borderlands 3. At GDC this year, Pitchford showed off a tech demo for development techniques that could be used in a future game--like a new Borderlands game.

Last month, Take-Two Interactive, which owns Borderlands publisher 2K Games, said that a "highly anticipated new title from one of 2K's biggest franchises" is due out in fiscal 2019. That could be a reference to a new Borderlands title. Whatever the case, Take-Two's fiscal 2019 runs April 2018 through March 2019.

In August, Gearbox quietly announced a new shooter called Project 1v1, a first-person shooter with a twist. The developer also continues to support its hero shooter Battleborn, though given that the game underperformed, it remains to be seen what its future will be.

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Hey Battleborn owners, know that your purchase of that stillborn unfinished game funded this next Borderlands, which is really just Borderlands 1.3 since Borderlands 2 and the pre-sequel were barely sequels.

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@lfebaggins: Poor guy, still upset about how Duke Nukem will likely never be rebooted?

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@epic_poke8: Poor Borderlands fanboy, still in denial that all 3 games have been the same game

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@lfebaggins: You're just mad that you failed the first mission in BL1 and never played again, lol.

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@epic_poke8: Wishful thinking on your part.

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I used to hate cell shaded games but Crackdown and Borderlands eased that, I'm really looking forward to the new iterations of both games.... as long as Borderlands 3 steps away from the Aussie made game which tried too hard on the humour and missed imo.

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may as well, they cant do anything else right.

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have any of you guys enjoyed playing BL series alone?

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@master32820: All except Borderlands 2 -.5, I mean TPS.

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@master32820: I've enjoyed a solo playthrough of 2 as commando. 1 was a bit more painful to solo, but still fun. pre sequel isn't quite worth a solo try imo.

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@master32820: The great thing about BL is that it plays great regardless of whether you're solo or not. Even the "raid" bosses can be beaten by yourself. Many other games these days won't allow that or even spit in your face if you try.

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@master32820: I've tried playing solo and it's ok, but it's not even close to being as fun as playing with friends.

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Please be BL3, We've waited far too long for the return of our beloved franchise.

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don't care for borderlands I want another brothers in arms game

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If it is Bordelands 3 how can it be a new project. I mean new project means something new, a new ip. So its a new game from an old project

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@dudebropartyyo: new project doesnt mean new ip

new ip means new ip

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@biggamerdude: Ok lets settle it, they are working on new project thats been done before and its kind of old now. So new old used project, sounds good :)

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@dudebropartyyo: its a new game, isnt it? So its a new project

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@biggamerdude: Still an old franchise so nothing new. Anyways, hope ya'll enjoy it :)

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Could it be Bulletstorm 2 ? That game was sick and 2K let us think that will be a next game. Why don't they make Battleborn free to play and earn money on microtrans???

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@altairdarius: Battleborn is F2P like it should have been from the start. They are calling it a demo because Gearbox sucks at marketing. The only catches are: No story mode and only 6 Battleborn to use until you pay the $20 or whatever it is.

I'd like to blame the marketing team and Randy Pitchford himself for the failure. The game at launch was unbalanced and should have been in early access for another 2 months, the release date should have not been expedited to compete with Overwatch, Randy should have stayed away from twitter, it should have costed $40, and it should have been advertised as a MOBA, not a team based shooter.

Seriously, just waiting a few months and not trying to compete with a game of a different genre by BLIZZARD could have lead to Battleborn being successful. Not a masterpiece, but a good game to the public eye. But instead, we get an online focused $60 game that was unfinished and biting off more than it could chew. It's great now, but the lack of playerbase means that it's hard to enjoy.

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@altairdarius: Bulletstorm is People Can Fly, not Gearbox.

...which would also be excellent, and is indeed also in dev right now.

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Battleborn 2.

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Edited By uninspiredcup  Online

This time we've added literal, pay money loot boxes.

Enjoy.

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@uninspiredcup: I wouldn't be surprised; they did it to Battleborn.

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@uninspiredcup: it is inevitable unfortunately.

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@uninspiredcup:

I'd be done with the franchise after that and I've 100% all 3 games lmao

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Still a little worried it's gonna be an MMO, and it won't quite make the PS4 and will be pushed to the PS5 (which will happen now that Intel is pushing 10nm chips for this fall), but looking forward to it.

I am curious about another Duke title though. The last game was essentially cobbled together scraps like FF15, so it will be interesting to see a proper title.

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@Barighm: It's going to be Destiny styled more than likely, pseudo MMO with microtransactions and raid limits and stuff. Also, Battleborn cameos.

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Lol, Destiny has already made this series irrelevant. I think people have grown out of dumb midget jokes and ugly cel shaded graphics.

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@Prats1993: Translation: "I couldn't beat Sledge!"

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@Prats1993: BAW, HAW, HAW, HAhahahahahhahahah...

[wheeze]

oh, wow; you are hilarious.

Destiny doesn't hold a candle-sized loot box to Borderlands, and it's not even worth listing the ways.

But you did make me laugh, and that's worth something.

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@Prats1993: Shoo, troll! Destiny is a Borderlands clone and everyone knows it, including Bungie's own devs who actually said as much. Mimicry is the greatest form of flattery and all that, so it's hardly "irrelevant".

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@Barighm: Mimicry could also be seen as... plagiarism at worst. If someone mimics something else and doesn't get flagged, they should consider themselves lucky! And of course, there's the cases of copy-paste (the Giana Sisters series started as a copy-paste of Mario before being revived - True Story).

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@Prats1993: Are you crazy or what? I'll take Borderlands over some forced online shitty mmo with microtransactions any day of the week.

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@capocrimeboss: What about... Borderlands Online with an offline mode, lan options, and co-op? No wait... I just described Borderlands in general.

._.

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@Prats1993: Destiny pales in comparison to borderlands. The loot system in borderlands is actually generous and isn't there to piss you off (aka engrams giving out rare instead of legendary). Killing bosses feels rewarding in borderlands cause you literally get showered in loot and there are so many more variations in weapons compared to destiny. Also the quests in borderlands all have a meaningful storytelling and when you go into the open world your not doing repetitive quests like "punch 20 enemies" over and over again.

Oh yeah it isn't "graphics" that make borderlands look the way it is, its an art style... As for the jokes they are far more entertaining than a game that spits in your face when you want to learn more about the story/world "I don't have time to explain why I don't have time to explain."

Destiny could of been better than borderlands but the original game really sucked at delivering the vision they promised and the whole story is still a complete mess... What is the darkness? Why did human society collapse? How does the traveller actually protect the city by hovering over it? What is light? What are the speakers motives? Why are we killing all these aliens who are chilling on other planets? What was Oryx's aim, did he want the traveller? Do all the aliens want the traveller? What are the vex? The list of questions goes on and cutting out your lore to put on a website was dumb af.

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@gamingdevil800: Your post is so full of wrong.. As both a huge Borderlands fan and Destiny fan, I can tell you that. Borderlands had tons of dumb repetitive quests, most weapons are useless, farming bosses consisted of killing boss, quit, kill again 80 more times until that boss dropped the gun you wanted, let's not mention pearl weapons where you just ran again round opening certain dumpsters for loot midgets, you not only had to get the weapon, but the exact prefix and specific parts.

As far as Destiny goes, society collapsed when the Hive and Fallen found the traveller, the traveller tried to abandon us, so Rasputin AI shot it down, the war that followed with hive, fallen, and Vex collapsed us, we find out what light is in this game, Oryx came because the gods he fused with eat light, he wanted the traveller and revenge for killing his son Crota, the fallen was a race that traveller used to guide, but blame us for him leaving, the Vex are a race from another dimension Crota opened while learning his powers. The Speaker is the only person who can communicate with the traveller.

Both games are different beings, and neither better. They're both fun.

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@inebriantia: I tried looking up some of the destiny lore you mentioned but its pure speculation on your part or fan theories. The only bits that you mentioned which seem to be right are Oryx eating light and wanting revenge, the bit about the vex coming from another dimension and the speaker being the only person who can communicate with the traveller. Everything else you mentioned isn't true or are fan theories.

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@gamingdevil800: No, it's all in the grimoire. Sites like destinytimeline.Com compiles a lot of it. When Taken King came out, the 40+ fragments you collect tell a big story.. most ppl just didn't collect them all, but some sites have them.

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@inebriantia: I actually looked up the grimoire stuff before I said that it was fan theories and yes its still a fan theory. The grimoire does hint at some of that stuff but its so vague. Also the developer actually came out and said the whole rasputin thing was just a contingency plan cause fans were getting carried away with theories. The servitors of the fallen could be orbs to look like the traveller cause they once had the traveller but again this is all speculation.

Apparently bungie are dropping the idea of the darkness and the exo stranger in destiny 2. It wont be mentioned at all cause bungie honestly never knew what the darkness is.

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@gamingdevil800: Yes, at first they didn't know what the darkness was at launch, but in the rest of the interview, you'll hear Luke say, after launch they figured out what the darkness is, and will be focused on it again after this game, due to this one focusing on the light. There's also a dlc for Destiny 2 that will likely be focusing on Rasputin as the dlc bears his symbol, which hopefully gives more info. Bungie are also morons who think the ex strangers story was wrapped up well. Half the interviews are them bullshitting bc no one ever knows what crap is.

I can't say what will change with D2, only what's in the huge grimoire.

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@inebriantia: I'm going to wait for the year 2 game or year 3 version of destiny 2 with all the dlc anyway. I really got burnt buying the original day one.

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@gamingdevil800: He was confusing Destiny with a game that has actual writing (like BL2).

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@Pyrosa: Borderlands 2 had some great story, which is why I have over 5000 hours and 20 characters across all 3 games. It's possible for someone to *gasp* like many games and not be biased.

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I think it's the next Brothers in Arms. He said they're def working on that, and that was at the same time where he said "a product doesn't exist until it's announced", when he was giving an interview with Ryan McAffery at IGN.

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This is a spark of good news in an otherwise dreary week.

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"working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on"

Duke Nukem Forever 2 confimed!

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