Gearbox Not Currently Working On Borderlands 3

by Jeff Marchiafava on Feb 14, 2014 at 06:36 AM

In a recent interview, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford says Borderlands fans shouldn't be expecting a new sequel anytime soon.

Speaking 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.

[Source: Polygon]


Our Take
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.