Take Two has confirmed that the next Borderlands game is now in development. It’s probably a good chance it’s being called Borderlands 3.
Take Two announced the existence of Borderlands 3 during its earnings call earlier today. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff confirmed that Borderlands 3 is in development for “next-gen consoles“. His comments highly suggest that the game will be out for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One only. This means PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be missing out on the next Borderlands game.
Pitchford and Gearbox, who spoke briefly about the new Borderlands game during the PAX South panel, didn’t say the game will be “Borderlands 3” by name, but he described it as the “big one”. This suggests it will be a direct sequel to the popular Borderlands 2. They already did the spin-off game with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel coming out last year. Either way, the next game should be the third main game of the series.
Borderlands 3 won’t be the first Borderlands game to hit the PS4 and Xbox One though. Newcomers can catch up on the series by buying the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. This game includes both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one sweet package.
Fans should be happy to know that Borderlands 3 is finally getting developed. Gearbox Software kept quiet about the game for many months until today.