With the final piece of Headhunter DLC scheduled for release in mid-April, everybody's starting to wonder what's next for the Borderlands franchise. Those of us who can add are thinking about Borderlands 3. According to Gearbox president Randy Pitchford, though, the team is neither working on nor thinking about Borderlands 3. Not just yet, anyway.
Borderlands 2 is about a year and a half old, which is practically retirement age in the gaming world. It's been kept alive by handfuls of content updates and DLC adventures, but when a game hits a home run as spectacular as this franchise has, people naturally begin to wonder about the next official installment. And not to get all spoilery or anything, but that ending kind of set the stage for some awesome things, didn't it?
According to Pitchford, Borderlands 3 should be "...bigger and better than Borderlands 2." The problem is, Gearbox isn't quite sure what that is at the moment. Whereas the hop from Borderlands one to Borderlands 2 was pretty logical (mini-map!), the jump from two to three is going to be massive. That'll take some time, and the team is currently busy with several other games in development, including two unannounced titles based on original IPs.
We're all keeping our pants on, refraining from holding our breaths, and ensuring our horses are firmly held onto. Meanwhile Pitchford pointed towards Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands scheduled to hit sometime this year. The adventure-scented game will expand on the Borderlands universe and is apparently doing some unique things with the genre.
Pitchford made a little jab at another missing-in-action third game in a series, reminding us that patience has to come with the territory. "I'm not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3", he said. Translation: Half-Life 3 confirmed!