Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, has stated that they are currently ‘not’ working on Borderlands 3.
In an interview with Polygon, Pitchford called the notion as being “unqualified.” According to him, this is not the right time for a Borderlands sequel. Carrying forward from the popularly received Borderlands 2, a third iteration must be better in all aspects. This requires planning and right not Gearbox seems to be busy with other projects.
Not to mention Borderlands 2 is still being played. The game has surprisingly failed to drop down in terms of replay value.
“When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive,” Pitchford said. “It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It’s probably crazy multiplatform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future.”
Pitchford continued saying that Borderlands 3 is definitely on their agenda. “We can imagine what it must achieve, but we don’t know what it is yet. I’m not going to f**k around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3.”
As for what Gearbox is currently busy with, he stated that they are working on Furious Four, a new Brothers in Arms game, remastered versions of the original 2 Homeworld games, a brand new Homeworld title, and two unannounced titles that are new IP.