Gearbox teases a fourth PAX East game reveal

A Borderlands 3 reveal is almost certain at this point, but the publisher says it'll have at least one more game to show off

March 15, 2019 Another day, another Gearbox teaser.

After teasing Borderlands 3, a fresh game with robots, and something related to Borderlands 2, Gearbox has officially gone off the teaser deep end. The latest hint is an ampersand, drawn in deep red against a black background. What’s it mean? Is it something new? Is it a clever way of referencing the ‘Borderl&s’ series? I guess we’ll find out at PAX East.

The tweet comes alongside the simple message “time to tease another game for PAX.” That same message has accompanied every teaser since the first one – the one that seems to be Borderlands 3 – and it’s at this point I’m starting to wonder if we’re all just playing into a big old troll session.

The previous original teaser, which you can check out for yourself further down this article, features the caption “time to tease another game for PAX,” accompanied by an image presumably related to the game in question. Seen through a doorway, that image shows off something that looks a little like an operating theatre, but instead of a person, there’s a deconstructed robot chassis and an awful lot of protruding wires.

Beyond that, there are no hints as to what this game might be, although Gearbox is clearly leaning into that robotic focus. To me, that suggests that this is a new IP, and potentially one that’s not been developed in-house at Gearbox, but one they’ll be publishing instead.

Gearbox’s less-than-cryptic tease made it clear as day that we’ll finally get a look at the long-awaited fourth instalment in the Borderlands series (that’s after 1, 2, and the pre-sequel).

Between Randy Pitchford’s tweets, various job postings, and mentions of a “highly anticipated title” in the works, Gearbox has been dropping hints about the game for at least 18 months. There’s every chance that we’re just setting ourselves up for another fall here, of course, but this time around I think that’s pretty unlikely.

Related: Here’s our info on the Borderlands 3 release date

The game will be shown off at PAX East, but if you can’t make it to Boston for the end of the month, you’ll be able to check out the (now multiple) reveals via a special livestream of Gearbox’s panel at the event.