It’s Official, Third Borderlands Game Coming This Year!
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
While there have been a few rumours floating around this week, the truth is now out in the open, there will indeed be a new Borderlands game hitting the market this year. It’s unfortunately not Borderlands 3, but it is a prequel to Borderlands 2, what the people at Gearbox are calling a pre-sequel. The new game will be heading to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, so unfortunately not next-gen consoles, or at least not any time soon.
While Randy Pitchford has stated that the studio is now dedicating its efforts to new titles, 2K’s Australian studio became available after the release of Bioshock Infinite, who came on board to help them give gamers what they want, more Borderlands! And for that decision, I think them, because Borderlands is one of the greatest co-op gaming experiences ever created.
Set in the gap between Borderlands 1 and 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will bring a host of new features and players to the mix as you fight along side Handsome Jack.
“The story is about the rise of Handsome Jack, so it turns out, you’ll discover, that he begins his journey maybe with morally good intentions,” Pitchford said. “And throughout the course of this game, you’ll see how he becomes the horrific, evil villain he is in Borderlands 2 that seems to have enjoyed cutting people’s eyeballs out with a spoon. He wasn’t always so bad.”
More details will no doubt be unleashed soon, but with new characters, abilities, areas to explore and no doubt many cameos from the series current favourites is certain to make this a welcome return trip to Pandora.
Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information.
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