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Gearbox Software shares new details on Borderlands 3

By Shawn Knight
Apr 23, 2016
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  1. Gearbox Software said back in January of 2015 that it was getting all of the pieces in place (i.e., recruiting talent) to begin work on the next Borderlands game. During a recent panel at PAX East in Boston, Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford shared additional details about the game that are sure to be of interest to fans of the series. Here’s what we know at this hour.

    Battleborn art director Scott Kester, who was also the art director for Borderlands 2, is once again getting the nod. Another Borderlands veteran, Mikey Neumann, will be writing the new game. Neumann is responsible for penning the Brothers in Arms series as well as the very first Borderlands title.

    Scooter, a character from the spin-off Tales from the Borderlands, may also be referenced in the new game – perhaps as Scooper, his son. It’s not a guarantee, Pitchford, said, so don’t get your hopes up if the new character doesn’t make the cut.

    To illustrate how early it is in the process, Pitchford said they don’t even know if the game will be called Borderlands 3, teasing that they could just as easily go with Borderlands 4.

    In the meantime, Pitchford said they plan to squeeze some subtle Borderlands Easter eggs into Battleborn’s upcoming DLC.

    Borderlands debuted in 2009 with a sequel arriving a few later. Borderlands 2 went on to become 2K Games’ best-selling title of all-time, having sold more than 12 million copies as of March 2015. The latest entry in the main series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, arrived in October of 2014.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +852

    Why did they get the writer for the first game? I absolutely hated the story with how it ended. It's the reason I won't play borderlands 2 in some ways...
     
  3. niklabs

    niklabs TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Oh yeah, my favorite game returns!!
     
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    I know this is a bit of a stretch but imagine that some other people liked the story, maybe even imagine that not everyone likes the same things.

    Also if you didn't like the writer/story from the first one why is that stopping you from playing the second one with a different writer/story all together?
     
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +852

    I know its a bit of a stretch, but a good story typically doesn't consist of trolling the player for several, several hours of gameplay. Im just stating an opinion - you're free to disagree, but no one likes a person who is rude about disagreeing.
     
  6. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 258   +89

    I played the hell out of Borderlands 2. Such a hilarious game, and all the DLC for it was great. My favorite DLC was probably Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragons Keep. I about died laughing through the whole thing. I hope there is a Borderlands 3, and that it is as wickedly funny as 2 was. Alas, I haven't played the original Borderlands. I also haven't played the "Pre-Sequal" because I wasn't impressed with the trailers and reviews and gamer comments on it were mixed.
     
  7. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 508   +45

    I enjoyed playing through them both, claptraps humour to the unique almost 2D design it was just something different.
     

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