Gearbox has re-iterated that it will begin developing Borderlands 3 in earnest once it's wrapped up production of forthcoming MOBA mash-up Battleborn and its subsequent DLC. The developer reassured fans during a panel at PAX East overnight, announcing that Scott Kester – the art director on Battleborn – will fulfil the same role in the upcoming sequel. Make of that what you will.
Mikey Neumann, who voices mechanic Scooter in the main series, will be handling the writing. In fact, he's already got a new character in mind, Scooper – the son of Scooter. "I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard," he said. Yep, that sounds like Borderlands.
One thing that the developer hinted is that Battleborn's DLC will have lots of references to Borderlands 3. Look, we hate to be all cynical, but this may be the only way that Gearbox manages to shift any expansion packs for its forthcoming game. Battleborn's due out in a matter of days by the way. Nah, no one at Push Square Towers gives a hoot either…
"I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard," he said.
And people wonder why I hate Borderlands.
Genuinely surprised. Not used to such vitriol from Sammy.
@get2sammyb Sounds great to me! Where can I buy the Battleborn season pass?
@AlexStinton Liberally fritter your hard-earned cash here: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/battleborn-digital-deluxe/cid=EP1001-CUSA01518_00-DDBUN10000000000
I suppose at least one person will have to buy it so it may as well be you.
My 11 year old has been looking forward to Battle born for awhile now. Me, I know what MOBA stands for, but that's about it.
@rjejr I trust you'll be discipling your young'un for displaying such shameful taste?
@get2sammyb That just proves you have no taste in games Sammy. .
It's great to hear that a Borderlands 3 is coming, but I am not getting Battleborn just for the Easter eggs.
@get2sammyb Cheap at twice the price. I might buy three!
The whole beta felt like a borderlands rip off. From character quips and voices to UI elements. I'm ok with borderlands with friends, but i'll just stick to the handsome collection and skip this moba...thing or whatever it is.
@get2sammyb 55GB download? I'm not even doing the math on how long that would take. You should go check out Slashdot, or maybe it was CNBC, about all the Americans complaining about broadband caps. I think that 55GB may be over some of them. Maybe if you start pre-downloading the game April 2nd if is May 2nd it would spread out enough.
@rjejr @AlexStinton @Tasuki Oh no! All of the Gearbox fans are coming out of the woodwork now...
@get2sammyb I think @rjejr should get all the facts before deciding if Battleborn is worth a look. On the upside, we can get a view of one of our YouTube videos out of this....... https://youtu.be/T_BW7fPF7c0
@rjejr Where are you getting 55gb? Site says 23.1gb.
@AlexStinton Ah, yes, a robot in a bowler hat. Stop, Gearbox - my ribs can't handle your lulz!
(Embedded the video for all to see!)
I can't wait for Borderlands 3! Don't let Sammy review it...
How about a reason to play Battleborn?
Because the beta was the very definition of meh
@get2sammyb then what about a glass jar with a top hat and a face
@get2sammyb Don't you dare disrespect Marquis!
What happened? https://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps3/borderlands_2
Lol it seems you loved it back then @get2sammyb
@Lagnaut (I actually really enjoy playing the Borderlands games, the humour's just really started to grate on me since. I even mention it in that review, I believe.)
@Lagnaut Bitterness, unhappiness, cynicism, @get2sammyb lost his joie de vivre.
@AlexStinton @SKC_Diamond @Lagnaut I quote:
"That said, the slapstick tone will not appeal to everyone. While there are some genuinely funny exchanges, the game often relies on its hyperactive nature to bridge the gap between its next big punch lines. A 13-year old demolitions expert named Tiny Tina may sound comical on paper, but when you’ve been forced to endure her screeching schtick for several hours, you’ll be reaching for the mute button. Caricature car mechanic Scooter’s slack-jawed observations become similarly grating, as do the repetitive proclamations of gun dealer Marcus every time you use one of the game’s many vending machines. “Shop anywhere else and I’ll have you killed,” he observes whenever you offload your latest stash of unwanted loot. We’re not sure his minions would stand a chance against our fire-enhanced submachine guns."
@get2sammyb Fair enough, to go from that to hating Borderlands (nevermind, it wasn't in the article, it was in your comment, apologies) seems a bit extreme.
Is this a single player campaign you're playing through?
I really like both Borderlands and Borderlands 2. I'm really looking forward to "Catch a ride!" in Borderlands 3!
@Lagnaut Sammy's link in post #4. You have to look at the UK website, not the US one.
@rjejr Ah. That link doesn't work for me. They must be blocking it because I'm in the US. Why would it be more than twice as large in the UK?
This feels like 5-10 years ago when everyone and their mom wanted a MMO, now its a MOBA.
I have zero interest in these type of games, just give me more single player adventures pls
I wasn't interested in this cause I heard it requires an online connection.
They just don't get it. Because of the success of crap like Destiny, The Division and The Crew, developers now froth at the mouth at the opportunity to make online only games. Even when there's a single player mode that doesnt need online!
I am not interested in Battleborn but I would certainly be a lot more interested in Borderlands 3. They are great fun games with some great weaponry. I am not so keen on the cel shaded art-style but the actual game-play is fun. I have spent over 150hrs on each and could easily spend hundreds of hours more if I opted to replay with different characters. I haven't completed all the DLC options either (in the remaster) but certainly offer a lot for your money...
Really lookming forward to Battelborn its a lot of fun to play and they have a great track record with games.Just bought the handsome collection as well to relive some of the fun from the PS3.
I'm another one not interested in this game at all.Every game that is an online only puts me right off.Mainly because I prefer single player although once upon a time I would buy every call of duty just for the multiplayer but try those days are gone.But my internet connection is not exactly reliable so would expect some sort of offline single player.
I loved Borderlands but the second one I went over board and bought all the dlc before finishing the main game..then I got bored and never tried any of the dlc..
As for Borderlands 3 I'd be interested but more interested in a second season of Tales From The Borderlands!
I really enjoyed the first Borderlands game. I've never finished the second one and I started the pre sequel but didn't get far before I'd just had enough. I did love Telltales' Tales From The Borderlands though.
This game is on mine and a few friend's must buy list, great Beta. Make's Smite look like ..well change the M for a H...Hopefully they will adjust the imbalance's between the various character's out for the full release, but that's a what beta's are for, long live beta's, demo's are dead! The campaign was awsome on the beta you should try playing it with friend's, you just gotta make sure you have a healer or it's game over from the start if you play it on the harder setting's. It's Destiny's wet dream and the wally's that ruined that game should take a hard look at what Destiny should of been.
Borderlands 3 better have Fiona and Rhys.
I'm fairly switched on but I don't understand snapchat, tinder, Twitter or MOBA's.
But I'll make you a wicked MySpace page.
@Grawlog brown and gray, b/c Quake was the last game anybody ever needed. I was watching some video of Witcher 1 yesterday wondering why I never played it. Didn't take me long to figure it out, dark brown, light brown and tan. And graphics I can only describe as "PC". Not exactly sure how to describe it, but sharp, pixelated and brown is the basis. I blame Quake, Unreal at least added in green.
@Lagnaut Last might I tried my darndest to get that EU PSN Store link working but I couldnt, then I went to bed b/c I'm old. So this morning I go back on my tablet - it was charging last night when I went to bed - and the EU link still works, BUT now it says 14.8GB, which is about half of the US 23GB. So I guess nobody knows how big this is going to be?
And the more I read of Sammy dislike of the game the more I see why my kid wants to play it.
@get2sammyb What did you think of Tales from the Borderlands?
I just finished the Pre Sequel this week and tbh I feel if I want to get Borderlands 3 then it needs a radical shake up in the shooting and quests and story etc because right now if I want an shoot n loot fix then I'll just play Destiny.
Meh, I played the original Borderlands when it was released and never beat it. I played Borderlands 2 and only got to about level 13 or so before selling my copy.
I don't exactly know why but the series just doesn't interest me.
Also I could care less about Battleborn.
@Deadlyblack Similar to me, although I only borrowed a copy. Spent a few hours on both, never went back to either. Didn't get into them at all on any level.
@LieutenantFatman At least you borrowed a copy and avoided spending the money on them, especially since you didn't care for them.
@Deadlyblack Aye, very true. I wouldn't put money in Randy Pitchford's pockets these days regardles. He's a liar and a fraudster. Don't want encourage his type in my hobby.
@JaxonH the crew was successful? @adf86 I hated borderlands but enjoyed tales. Doesnt really get started until the end of the first episode.
I watched a stream of the beta I heard "So much less dead" when the persons character was revived and had to stay in bed the next day to help uncringe my spine.
Sold a couple million copies. Confirmed over 2 million by Ubisoft's and that was the year it released. VGchartz estimates closer to 3. Certainly couldn't imagine that being disappointing to them.
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