It seems that fans cannot get enough of the third iteration of action role-playing first-person shooter video game Borderlands and as each day passes by, rumors are keeping their hopes alive. Going by latest rumors, it is being thought that Borderlands 3 will include both large, explorable area and deep gameplay systems.
The Borderlands 3 release date is being rumored to be around in the fall, that is, in September/October 2018.
Borderlands 3 has been set between Borderlands, which came out in 2009 and Borderlands 2, which came out in 2012.
CEO of Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford has taken it to micro-blogging website Twitter to give a tease vague details in what is being rumored as the sequel to the first –person shooter game.
Pitchford has posted a selfie along with a caption, “During a shoot…I may or may not be a psycho bandit in a video game we may or may not be working on. Also, happy Bulletstorm launch day!” But is not the first time that Pitchford has teased about the launch of Borderlands 3. He hinted a tech demo of the technology that the studio is working on using Unreal Engine 4, which according to him will power “the next Borderlands game” in March 2017, during a Game Developers Conference held at Moscone Cener, California, USA.
All these above rumors confirm that Borderlands 3 is in the later stages of the production. The third game in the series could be made at the developer’s factory.
In 2016, Borderlands 3 game was confirmed by Gearbox and after completing Battleborn, they would work on Borderlands 3. Art director of Battleborn, Scott Kester has also said that he will handle the art direction of Borderlands 3, while Mikey Neumann, Gearbox Chief Creative Champion, will focus on the writing. Speaking on the issue, Neumann confirmed, “I did the 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.”
Almost four years have gone by since the last edition in the franchise was launched way back in 2012. It seems a long time wait for lovers of the game series.
Although, it does not mean that it would land up on the hands of gamers anytime soon. Publisher Take Two has not included Borderlands 3 in its list of game releases of the fiscal calendar year of 2017.
Although images from the tech demo were not part of the assets that would gradually make it to the third iteration of the game series, but it indeed gave fans of the franchise a look of how it would look like once it gets released.
The first installation of the game was released for PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360 and Shield Android TV and instantly became a global hit, only to be succeeded further by the second edition three years later.
A spin-off of the game, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was launched in 2014 and was unveiled by 2K Australia and focused on events between the timeline of the first two editions of the game franchise.