In a PAX East panel last night, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed there would be another Borderlands game, though it may not be obviously named.
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“Obviously, there is going to be another Borderlands,” said Pitchford after a fan asked about Borderlands 3, though warned: “We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that.”
He also confirmed that Battleborn art director Scott Kester would reprise his role for the next game after directing Borderlands 2’s visuals.
The story is being handled by Mikey Neumann, who wrote the first game as well as being the voice of legendary mechanic Scooter.
Neumann also said there was a possibility he would be voicing a new character in the latest game as a high-pitched son of Scooter’s called Scooper.
If you’ve not played Telltale’s (frankly excellent) Borderlands adventure, there’s a reason Scooter may not be in the next game – which Pitchford says his wife was not happy about. Scooper is apparently Neumann’s attempt to appease her, though Pitchford isn’t certain he’ll make the final cut.
The current plan is to wrap up production on Battleborn and the subsequent DLC for the multiplayer class-battler, which could contain some easter eggs for Borderlands 3.
“There’s already a lot of Borderlands easter eggs in Battleborn,” Pitchford said. “But they’re all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC? We could do that.”
No release date, no platforms, but hey, at least they’re working on it.