Update 4/3: The latest Borderlands 3 trailer has confirmed that the release date is September 13, 2019. Original story follows.
Just a couple of days ago, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford responded to a video game fan on Twitter to confirm that the company's plans for Borderlands 3's release date will be officially shared later on this week. Now, though, it looks as if an information leak has taken place before the developer's intentions for an official reveal, with the leak outing the forthcoming first-person shooter's launch date as September 13, 2019.
This much comes from a now deleted tweet from the official Borderlands Twitter account, with the tweet having read, "Mayhem is Coming September 13", and urging players to pre-order the title in order to acquire a Gold Weapon Skins Pack for the game. Of course, with Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox Software having taken down the information, there's always the chance that the tweet was deleted due to incorrect details having been shared. Nevertheless, there's a good chance that September 13, 2019 is in fact the actual release date for the game.
One detail that supports the leaked release date for Borderlands 3 being accurate is the fact that September 13, 2019 lands on a Friday, which has now become quite the popular date for video game publishers and developers to release its products to the masses. That said, though, even if the leaked date is legitimate, release schedules have the propensity to change throughout the course of a given game's development, so there's still the possibility of the date in question being pushed back later on down the line due to unforeseen circumstances.
Based on what has been shown in Borderlands 3's reveal trailer, a mid-September launch doesn't seem too outlandish, as the first-person shooter appears to have reached a healthy point in development. Also, if the leaked September release date is actually valid, then it would mean Gearbox Software still has several months left to go in order to push the project to completion in between now and then, which one could argue is a considerable amount of time to apply more polish to the game.
All things acknowledged, we will simply have to wait and see what the official word is from Gearbox Software regarding the finalized release date for Borderlands 3. Until then, though, fans of the franchise can while away the time by poring over Borderlands 3's teaser and its PAX East 2019 trailer in order to potentially uncover more hidden secrets about the game.
Borderlands 3 is currently in development for unspecified platforms and lacks an official release date.