New Borderlands game will be ‘the big one’ says Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford
The head of Gearbox has claimed the developer is working on ‘some amazing stuff’, implying Borderlands 4 or something even bigger.
There was, for no reason that has ever been explained, a seven year gap between Borderlands 2 and 3 but it’s very unlikely you’ll have to wait that long for another.
The fact that there’s a Borderlands movie coming out soon and Gearbox are now owned by THQ Nordic, who likely want a quick return on their investment, suggests a new game won’t be far off and now Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford seems to have confirmed exactly that.
He was initially responding to rumours that Gearbox is only assisting on a new Borderlands game but made it clear that they will be the lead developer of any future games in the franchise.
More: We are definitely working on some amazing stuff that, I hope, will surprise and delight you. Plug: if anyone out there has Skills-To-Pay-Bills and wants to get in on some Borderlands action, we’re working on the big one 🙂 https://t.co/Pp5iTUBwAt https://t.co/ExjXEbU30R
The rumours were understandable because, peculiarly, although THQ Nordic owns Gearbox, Take-Two are still the publisher of Borderlands.
Despite that fact, Pitchford is adamant that Gearbox are ‘working on some amazing stuff’, describing the next Borderlands game as ‘the big one’.
What exactly he means by ‘the big one’ is not at all clear, but he could simply mean Borderlands 4, especially as the question of spin-offs is raised in the tweets.
It could also refer to the type of game many assumed Borderlands 3 would be: a games as a service title similar to Destiny, that would be designed to last many years.
That did always seem the natural direction for the franchise to go in, especially as Destiny borrowed more than a bit from Borderlands, but Pitchford has never really given any indication it was considered.
Instead, Borderlands 3 was a very traditional sequel, with a similar DLC plan to Borderlands 2 and few radical gameplay or structural changes.
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