The last game in the Borderlands Series came out in 2012, some four years ago. It’s given that fans are impatient and on the verge of giving up hope. Although not much have been revealed about the third installment, there are rumors coming in now and then like a fresh wind of hope. It is being believed that Borderlands 3 will be announced after the release of Bulletstorm remaster.
Last year, Gearbox had teased they were going to announce something regarding the game at the Game Awards, but the event came and went on December 1, the studio remained mum about the title. Instead, they spoke of a collaboration they’d made with People Can Fly and remastered “Bulletstorm: Full Clip”. Now that, that’s out of the way, fans believe that now is the time when the studio can finally concentrate on developing Borderlands 3.
Moreover, Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software announced on Twitter that they have formed a new studio named Gearbox Quebec that’ll be working on a new untitled game. Fans believe that the game would be none other than Borderlands 3. The title remains a mystery as the studio refuses to give any insight into the title. Moreover, the release of the game is unknown but it’s most likely going to be launched in this year.
Another good reason for Gearbox to start focusing on Borderlands 3 is that the studio’s last launch, Battleborn did not perform the way it was expected. The title lost to other new titles from rivals like Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch and Hi-Rez Studio’s free-to-play Paladins. The title was very low on audience participation and active users. Although the game had potential, fans remain largely unimpressed. Now that Battleborn didn’t work, we are speculating that the second studio of Gearbox is planning on working on Borderlands 3, finally. The main studio can still work on other projects without having to concentrate on the development on Borderlands next installment.
There is a doubt whether the title will be called Borderlands 3. In an interview, Pitchford was asked about the game, to which he said,
“And why would it be called Borderlands 3?”
Later he added,
“What if it’s Borderlands 4 – there are already three Borderlands games. What if it’s Borderlands 5? What we call it and what it is are things we care about, and we’re engaged about, but it would be irresponsible to share anything at this stage because almost certainly anything we’re thinking now is going to change between now and when we commit ourselves.”
For those who don’t know, Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software for PS, Xbox, Microsoft Windows and Mac. The first title in the series was launched in the year 2009 while the second one came out in 2012, over four years ago. About time for Borderlands 3 to roll out. The series has been a huge hit, so much so that it was named 35th on IGN’s Top 100 Modern Video Games list. By the end of December 2009, the title had sold over 2 million copies, which by February 2010, rose to 3 million. And by August 2011, the game had sold something around 4.5 million units all over the world. There’s no reason why the studio won’t be interested in developing the next installment.