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Borderlands 3 will come, but not anytime soon

by William Schwartz

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Gearbox Software knows that Borderlands fans are hungry for Borderlands 3.  The 2012 release of Borderlands 2 was a runaway success for the developer, so much so, that fans are still lapping up downloadable content for the cooperative shooter.  But that big sequel isn’t coming, at least not any time soon, according to Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford.

I’m not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half Life 3

In a recent interview, Pitchford explained that his studio wants to make another Borderlands game, they just don’t know what it is, or when it will arrive.   Speaking with Polygon, Pitchford talks Borderlands 3:  “We love Borderlands, and we know customers do too. So we will be doing more in Borderlands. But the thing that, when you think of what Borderlands 3 should be… No. We are not developing that right now. We don’t know what that is yet. We can imagine what it must achieve, but we don’t know what it is yet. I’m not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. Look. We know we want it and we know it should exist, but we don’t know what it is yet. But we are 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.”

While Borderlands 3 is ways off, there will be more Borderlands goodness on the horizon.  Announced back at the VGX, Gearbox recently teamed up with Telltale Games for an adventure title in the Borderlands universe.  Details are still slim on that game, but it will be a brand new story for the game.  And then there’s that PS Vita version that will arrive later this year.

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