Borderlands 3 Will Have to Wait: Gearbox Confirms Work on New IP
Depending on how big a fan of the Borderlands series you are, the latest news out of Gearbox might depress or excite you. Company CEO Randy Pitchford spoke out late last week that Borderlands 3 isn't in development; instead, Gearbox is focusing on not one, but two new IPs.
It should be stressed that Pitchford isn't writing-off the idea of another Borderlands game. Rather, this just isn't the time for one. He states, "We have more to do in the franchise", which makes it clear that we will see another title down the road. Ultimately, given the unbelievable success of the last game, that shouldn't strike anyone as a surprise.
Fans of the series are not out of luck between now and Borderland 3's release, however. There's still one more "Headhunter" release on the horizon, Sir Hammerlock Vs The Son of Crawmerax, due out in April. Further, Telltale Games is working on Tales from the Borderlands, which should act as a great diversion.
If that isn't enough Borderlands for you, I'd personally recommend playing the original game, if you haven't already. It seems as though at least 75% of people I know who've played Borderlands 2 have not dabbled in the original, and I can honestly say, they're missing out on a great experience, and a lot of Pandora to explore.
Gearbox isn't hinting at what it's next IP will be, or even when we'll begin hearing about it, but Pitchford does give us some assurance about the future of Borderlands: "When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive. It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story."
I couldn't agree more.