When talk of Borderlands 3 surfaced earlier this week it set Gearbox Software‘s fan base ablaze with thoughts of future explorations of Pandora, a bazillion more guns, and more importantly an additional does of that sublime gameplay. However, lead writer Anthony Burch’s comments — which claim that he is already mulling over ideas for a sequel — were merely the musings of a single individual, a sentiment our own Ben Kendrick astutely point out.
To that end, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has come out to squelch that rumor-filled fire a little bit and keep the focus on Borderlands 2. While he doesn’t seek to invalidate Burch’s claim that Borderlands 3 ideas are being tossed around, Pitchford wants to make sure fans know that Gearbox has by no means abandoned Borderlands 2, and in fact has a ton of exciting DLC in the pipeline.
On his personal Twitter account, Pitchford succinctly told fans to “chill out,” and proclaimed that, “no one has started working on a sequel to Borderlands 2.” He does acknowledge that the rumors regarding a Borderlands 2 are “fun to talk and think” about, and even hints that Borderlands 3 is an inevitability.
“Clean and Simple truth: The only Borderlands related game development work going on right now is for Borderlands 2. I expect that to change at some point, but that is the state of the box at this moment in time…”
More importantly, though, he wants fans to know that Borderlands 2 DLC is where Gearbox’s laser-eyed focus is trained, nowhere else. Even though he wouldn’t give us any clues as to what that DLC might be centered on, he does mention aliens, a tantalizing morsel if there ever is one.
While we never doubted that Gearbox Software was going to outright abandon Borderlands 2, it should be calming to fans to hear that their Season Pass won’t be wasted. Furthermore, it provides those gamers who are still experiencing problems with a little reassurance that those issues are being addressed.
At the moment, some of the game’s biggest issues include the previously detailed Badass Rank bug, and some major freezing issues on the consoles. The Gearbox Forum Community Managers have promised that a fix is being worked out as we speak, but a release date has yet to be revealed.
So, no official confirmation that Borderlands 3 is in development, but conversely a promise that exciting content is on its way to Borderlands 2. We’ll keep you posted when Gearbox decides to reveal more DLC details.
Do you think that Borderlands 3 is inevitable or would you like to have more time with Borderlands 2 before deciding? What would you like to see from Gearbox in terms of DLC?
Borderlands 2 is out now for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Source: Randy Pitchford