Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford told us to keep an eye on today's PAX South 2015 panel for more information on the next Borderlands, but instead of announcing the inevitable follow-up, he merely confirmed that the company's staffing up for the sequel. This is the kind of bad joke that we'd expect to find in the actual game, not the public relations push leading up to its reveal. Sorry, couldn't resist.
According to those in attendance at the event, the abovementioned executive stated that the studio has "literally nothing" to say about the sequel, but it did confirm that it's recruiting for "the big one". The outspoken overlord has since tweeted out an image of various characters from the franchise, including a bunch of silhouettes with the words "this could be you" written across them. "We want passionate and talented people to help us," he wrote.
We find it difficult to believe that it has zero to share about the sequel, but clearly it's keeping the details close to its chest for now. We suspect that the next entry in the series will adopt an MMO-esque approach similar to Destiny, but we're going to have to wait and see. For now, though, at least you can rest easy knowing that the next instalment is in the pipeline – as if there was ever any doubt.
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I feel Borderlands should give the option to play in third person, I think this game is made for this perspective, sadly I don't like the first person view and couldn't play too much from the first two games.
All well and good, I'd rather some news on when Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 is going to hit though.
Now what if this whole image is just a big tease and they're not really using it to say they are looking for people for the development team and this is their way of saying that it's going to be an mmo-like featuring the cast of all the characters from the series?
I hope it doesn't go full MMO, I hate online only games. But I'm glad it'll be a while for a new Borderlands. Still playing 2, and haven't even touched the Pre-Sequel yet.
Definitely don't want it going MMO in any way. I'm perfectly happy with how the game handles multiplayer as it is (when it works, anyway...connection problems prevented me finishing 2 on PS3 with my brother).
To be fair, No one hinted at Borderlands 3 being a thing, the Media assumed Borderlands 3 was going to be a thing from vague messaging. The last thing a sequel needs to do is follow Destiny's lead.
Keep mentioning you think Borderlands 3 will go MMO but no idea why you think that. Might have tiny elements of it but it will be nothing like Destiny in any way other than 'people in space with guns.'
@Punished_Boss_84 This. Pitchford has said several times there will be a Borderlands 3 and although they have ideas, no serious work has started yet as they do Battleborn. There was never going to be anything substantial shown. Overexcited reporters on slow news days can be forgiven for jumping the gun though.
@ferrers405 Third person would slow it down and take you out if it so you are not the character, the illusion first person brings. Would be a completely pointless and unnecessary addition while also needing much more development work (different aiming system, etc) for what would essentially be used by no-one.
That's a shame, only because I'm going to have to hear about it for a long time yet, hate it.
@rastamadeus It just seems like the natural progression to me. The first and second game already had these big open expanses, so why not populate them with other players? We're already seeing this happen in games like The Crew and The Division, so I can't see Gearbox not following suit.
Yea, nobody wants Borderlands to become like Destiny. If Gearbox does that, they will lose lots of fans & customers. And I have, honestly, never read or heard anyone else saying that it will be. But to each their own.....lol.
I am just glad to hear Gearbox isn't rushing some sequel out the door. I hope they take all the time they need to make the game great.
@ferrers405 Same here...I gave up on Borderlands series after beating BL1 story.
@get2sammyb Agree with @Godsire- and @GraveLordXD that I don't think it would be natural progression. Would ruin the game I think. The 'zany' characters would either start to annoy people or not be wacky enough. I can see what you mean but I just think it would lose them a good portion of their fanbase. If they wanna do a Destiny-like Borderlands fine, but that's what spin offs or Borderland: The Pre-Future-Game-After-Next-Sequel. Sadly that name being chosen wouldn't surprise me.
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