The lights are on
In a recent interview, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford says
Borderlands fans shouldn't be expecting a new sequel anytime soon.
with Polygon, Pitchford says that Gearbox definitely wants to do Borderlands
3, but isn't ready to tackle it just yet. "We love Borderlands, and we
know customers do too," Pitchford says. "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."
Pitchford also told Polygon that the developer has a number
of projects in the works, including two new, unannounced IPs for next-gen
systems, and a new Homeworld game, which Gearbox bought
the rights to in the THQ auction. Pitchford covers a lot of ground in the
interview, so click the link below to check it out.
Borderlands has become Gearbox's
signature franchise, so it's a bit surprising that the developer isn't starting
work on a sequel. However, Gearbox's missteps with Alien:
Colonial Marines and Duke
Nukem Forever have tarnished the developer's good name; I'm glad to see the
studio isn't rushing its most beloved franchise and wants to deliver something
that lives up to fans' expectations. I'm certainly willing to wait for it.
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