Borderlands 3 release date is all but confirmed by Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. Speaking in a recent interview, Zelnick mentioned 2K is releasing a “frontline” game next year. For 2018, Rockstar is leading with its “frontline” game, Red Red Redemption 2.
Obviously this year we have RDR2 as a frontline title, next year we have a big title coming from 2K that’s a frontline title.
Borderlands 3 has been in development for a long time and while 2K unofficially confirmed the game on a number of occasions, we haven’t heard anything concrete. Fans were hoping for a showcase at E3 but were left disappointed. But it isn’t the first time 2K left us disappointed when it comes to Borderlands 3.
Rumors of a 2019 release have been going around for some time now. While nothing is officially announced, the latest statement from Zelnick the closest we have come to a 2019 confirmation. Right now, Borderlands 3 is the only game in development worthy of being considered a “frontline” title from 2K; Unless something even major is in development at the studio, Borderlands 3 is coming out in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Over the past few months, there were rumors of an exclusive promotion partnership with Microsoft.
Where are you getting that? Gearbox signed no such thing with Microsoft. How are these things becoming propagated as fact when there is zero basis in reality?
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 18, 2018
Borderlands is going to be a very interesting game, especially, after the inclusion of Elon Musk’s flamethrower. We also know Tiny Tina is making a return as one of the Borderlands 3 characters.
She is older now and will play a bigger role in the next game. The game will most likely be set on Pandora but some evidence suggests player may get to visit Elpis as well. 2K is moving the game’s development on Unreal Engine 4 so expect better graphics, environments, and physics.