Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands is a series of action role-playing first-person shooter video game which is hugely popular among the hardcore gamers. After the release of ‘Borderlands’ in 2009 and ‘Borderlands 2’ in 2012, fans are eagerly waiting for the next iteration of the series, ‘Borderlands 3’ to be released. Though the makers announced back in January 2015 that the future edition of the series is currently going through the development stage, they did not utter a single word about when the game will be released for the fans. So in this article, we will talk about the Borderlands 3 release date, the latest news and rumours.
Borderlands 3 Release Date
Along with the fans, we also expected, that Borderlands 3 would make an appearance at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), but that did not happen eventually. The makers of the game, Gearbox was busy in making another first-person shooting game, ‘Battleborn’ as the first downloadable content (DLC) of the game has been released, the company is now entirely shifting their focus on highly anticipated “Borderlands 2” sequel.
‘Borderlands 2’ was the best-selling title in 2K’s history and has sold “well over” 12 million copies. So the makers are definitely pushing to make the sequel happen and the Randy Pitchford, the President of Gearbox has twice confirmed about the development of this first person shooting game at PAX South 2015 and PAX East 2016 in April.
Also, the makers may dub the game with a different name, not necessarily as Borderlands 3. Pitchford recently said in an interview, “And why would it be called Borderlands 3?” Later he added,”What if it’s Borderlands 4 – there are already three Borderlands games. What if it’s Borderlands 5? What we call it and what it is are things we care about, and we’re engaged about, but it would be irresponsible to share anything at this stage because almost certainly anything we’re thinking now is going to change between now and when we commit ourselves.”
But he assured that the next part of the Borderlands or better Borderlands 2 sequel would be released “There’ll almost certainly be more Borderlands, but we need to figure out what that is.” But he did not want comment on anything about the game at this moment, “because almost certainly anything we’re thinking now is going to change between now and when we commit ourselves.” Albeit, whether Borderlands 3 will be released soon or not it is still unclear as the President said, “It depends on how you define soon,”
The main reason Borderlands 3 get so much delay is the way the game ends in the previous instalment. At the last scenes of the Borderlands 2, the main characters discovered kind of a new galaxy map of active vaults on other solar systems. So this indicates the Borderlands 3 may come with a new map which will give the gamers larger game world to play and discover.
Moreover, the ending of Borderlands The Pre-Sequel indicates of a massive team-up of living Vault Hunters to ready for war. The Watcher who saved Athena from being executed in the game indicated this.Apart from that, the characters from the Tales from the Borderlands could also join the fight and make the storyline more enriched and more interesting for the fans as well . So as the developers are trying to include fresh and new ideas in the game, they are taking more time to release the game officially.
Not only that, Gearbox is also trying to improve their multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) FPS titles in a way so that they could successfully contend with the competitors like “Overwatch” by Blizzard Entertainment. The main reason the developers are highlighting on this issue is, although Gearbox introduced a new character named as Ernest, it’s still reportedly got low count. So introducing new characters are not a solution these days and the developers are working to make the Borderlands 3 visually stunning.
So if we consider the pattern of the past edition’s launch date, we think, Gearbox will set the release date of ‘Borderlands 3’ on September or October 2018.
Borderlands 3: Latest News & Rumors
The Creative Chief of Gearbox and the writer of the company‘s mainline Brothers in Arms games, Mikey Neumann, is writing the next iteration of the Borderlands series. Neumann also wrote the first edition of the video game. So when the journalists asked him about the storyline of the upcoming Borderlands 3, he jokingly replied, “Everyone dies horribly.”
But, on a serious note, the creative champion gave a hint about the character Scooter from ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ which might be referenced in ‘Borderlands 3’. Moreover, Neumann is also considering about introducing a new character in the upcoming edition, and he will be Scooter’s son, named as Scooper and will appear with a super high-pitched voice. Neumann said, “I did this 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,”.
The main reason for introducing this character is to please Pitchford’s wife, the wife who was devastated by Scooter’s fate in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’. Moreover, Pitchford also warned that Scooter might not make it into the upcoming edition of the Borderlands. The CEO further advised the ‘Battleborn’ players to “look deeply” into the game for the content details as the game will come with some references to Borderlands 3.
If we talk about the title of this upcoming first-person shooting game, during the Pax East Conference, Pitchford mentioned that ‘Borderlands 3’ may be released with a different title, which paved the way for more speculations to come out. He warned about not getting too much attached with the title and said, “We don’t even know if we’re going to call it [Borderland 3]”. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know.”
Pitchford also tweeted that the company is going reveal some or major brand-new updates about the ‘Borderlands 3’ along with games like “Duke Nukem,” “Homeworld” and “Battleborn” at the PAX West Conference which was held last week. But it seemed like all the hype and the enthusiasm among the fans regarding this third instalment of the game went in complete vain as Gearbox Software hadn’t revealed anything major and had only briefly mentioned the game at the much-anticipated event.
Although these all things are still only speculations and the makers are certainly keeping things under the wraps for obvious reasons, “What we call it and what it is are things we care about and we’re engaged about but it would be irresponsible to share anything at this stage” but things will surely change during this one year until the official release, “certainly anything we’re thinking now is going to change between now and when we commit ourselves.” So stay with us for more updated information on Borderlands 3 release date and news. We promise we will post anything and everything as soon as any news will break on the internet regarding this awesome game.
Moreover, Borderlands 3 will be launched with a true open world, carrying forward the trend of the previous games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Fallout.”Although nothing has been finalised yet, the gamers are expecting a massive enhancement in the interactive nature and the environment of the upcoming instalment of this successful gaming franchise. Apart from that, Borderlands 3 is also expected to flaunt an improved gameplay and will come with some new excellent features.
So stay with us for more updated information on Borderlands 3 release date and news. We promise we will post anything and everything as soon as any news will break on the internet regarding this awesome game.
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