Prior to the unveiling of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, fans of the ludicrously fun shooter assumed Gearbox had been on working on a bona fide Borderlands 3. Fast forward to today and while the purported threequel looks to be no closer to an official reveal, CEO Randy Pitchford has assured fans there is plenty more entries in the franchise to come.
In an interview with IGN, Pitchford touched on the creative process behind the in-development sequel, and hinted that it may not be called Borderlands 3 after all. Heck, it could even be called Borderlands 5.
Probably not. It depends on how you define soon. There’ll almost certainly be more Borderlands, but we need to figure out what that is. I don’t even know if it’s Borderlands 3, but yeah. There are people working on Borderlands things for the future at Gearbox but we haven’t announced anything yet.
And why would it be called Borderlands 3? What if it’s Borderlands 4 – there’s already been 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.
Pitchford has been teasing a new entry in the series ever since The Pre-Sequel shipped to retailers a couple of years ago, with Gearbox issuing a job listing that advertises opportunities to work on the next Borderlands adventure – whatever that may be.
What do you think, though? Would you like to see a numerical threequel, or an entirely new spinoff in the vein of The Pre-Sequel? Let us know below.