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Gearbox: There “isn’t a Borderlands 3,” but other games are in the works

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Fans of Borderlands would have been saddened to hear that official downloadable content support for Borderlands 2 is coming to an end in April with the fifth and final Headhunter Pack, ‘Sir Hammerlock and the Son of Crawmerax,’ but anyone who has enjoyed their time on Pandora with a party of three other co-operative players will be even more dismayed to learn that anything called ‘Borderlands 3′ currently isn’t in development at Gearbox Software.

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In an interview with Polygon, Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford said that the team is “not working on Borderlands 3. That is unqualified,” he added. “We have more to do in the franchise, but no there isn’t a Borderlands 3.” Pitchford continued:

“When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive. It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It’s probably crazy multiplatform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future.”

While Borderlands 3 isn’t currently being made simply because Gearbox wouldn’t be able to do it justice right now, and Pitchford claims that they “don’t know what that is yet,” he is teasing that the team will be doing things in Borderlands “that we’ll announce soon, that are good, and that I think people will be really excited about if you love the franchise.”

One of those things is surely the recently announced Tales From The Borderlands, a collaborative adventure game effort with Telltale Games, as well as the upcoming Borderlands 2 PS Vita game, with more hopefully to be revealed soon.

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But what about outside of the Borderlands universe? Pitchford claims that not only are there two games based on entirely new intellectual properties in development at Gearbox, there is also a new Brothers in Arms game in the works alongside the Homeworld remasters as well as a new Homeworld game, while Furious Four (previously a Brothers in Arms game) is still in development. Pitchford discussed how he divides up his time:

“We created Brothers in Arms. We created Borderlands. We acquired Duke Nukem. We acquired Homeworld. I’m building two original IPs for next-gen. I can’t personally invest myself wholly in all of these things. So I invest myself in one or two things, and empower talent and creativity around me and beside me and in this vicinity. I do whatever I can to fuel that and let awesome people do awesome things. I love that feeling.”

What else has Gearbox got planned for the future? Read Polygon’s full interview with Randy Pitchford over here and discover the company’s plans for its known (and some unknown) games that we hope to hear a lot more about in the coming months.

Would you prefer a new Borderlands game, a new Brothers in Arms game, or something completely new from Gearbox?


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