The PAX East gaming show was held in Boston at the weekend and was attended by various important PC hardware makers and software developers. As a fan of the Borderlands franchise, what grabbed my interest the firmest was Gearbox Software’s confirmation that Borderlands 3 would be the next game it would focus its development resources upon.
Actually the game might not be called Borderlands 3, but it will nevertheless be the third Borderlands game developed by Gearbox (the most recent Borderlands The Pre-Sequel (TPS) was developed by 2K Australia).
Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford told PAX East attendees that “it's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands.” He joked that it was in its really early stages as yet “We don't even know if we're going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know.”
Another detail we learned was that BL3 would be written by Mikey Neumann, whom those who have enjoyed previous games may know, was the voice of auto-mechanic Scooter. Scooter’s son Scooper may make an appearance in the next game too.
The above detail isn’t very rich but we will be drip fed more and more BL3 details over the coming months via Gearbox’s current focus – Battleborn. While the main Battleborn game will include Borderlands Easter eggs, the DLC will likely contain Easter eggs with juicy morsels of Borderlands 3 details.
Borderlands 3 development will begin in earnest once Battleborn and its DLCs are finalised. In another game series cross-pollination Battleborn characters will be making an appearance in Rock Band 4.