During their PAX East panel Gearbox Software confirmed that Borderlands 3 is their next project, once production on Battleborn and its DLC is wrapped up their complete focus will shift to Borderlands 3.
Gearbox CEO and President Randy Pitchford said:
It’s no secret, obviously there’s going to be another Borderlands
Scott Kester who is the art director for Battleborn said that he will be the art director for Borderlands 3.
We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know
Cheif creative champion at Gearbox Mikey Neumann who also did the voice work for Scooter in Borderlands 2 will be writing it.
Neumann said that he brainstormed for a new character which may and may not be included in the final game.
Neumann said the character will be Scooter’s son Scooper:
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.
Neumann now wants the character to be included in the game.
The studio mentioned at its PAX East panel that Battleborn will have a ton of easter eggs from previous Borderlands and DLC for the game will contain easter eggs for Borderlands 3.
There’s already a lot of Borderlands easter eggs in Battleborn But they’re all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?
Right now no other details like which platform it will be available for or the release window are known.
Borderlands is a first person sandbox shooter which takes place on a fictional planet of Pandora and follows the story of vault hunters.