Borderlands 3 not in development, Pitchford asks internet to ‘chill out’

Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 09:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Borderlands 3 has not yet entered development, Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford has stressed via Twitter. His statement comes after Borderlands 2′s lead writer revealed that the team is currently brainstroming ideas for the next game.

Pitchford took to Twitter to quell rumours, along with the message, “Chill out internet. No one has started working on a sequel to Borderlands 2. It’s fun to talk and think, but actual effort is focused on Borderlands 2 DLC, Aliens, etc.”

“Clean and Simple truth: The only Borderlands related game development work going on right now is for Borderlands 2. I expect that to change at some point, but that is the state of the box at this moment in time…”

So that’s not an out-and-out denial of the Borderlands 2 lead writer’s claims that Borderlands 3 is at least being discussed at the studio.

Thanks IGN.



  1. Yoshi

    That’ll teach you, you bellend. I’m loving Pitchford lately with his coverage of this and Aliens but saying Borderlands 3 was already being thought about is just stupid at this stage.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. viralshag

    It’s so stupid that people are making a big deal out of this.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    I’d be very surprised if they are not thinking about Borderlands 3 already, brainstorming could just be an email thread or just folk having fun, thinking about what they want to do for the next game.

    After the finishing period of locking down and finishing a game you tend to have a lot of ideas of what you would do differently and stuff you wish you had time to do and will try to get into the next game.

    Pitchford has to assure the gaming public that they are not in development for 3 so we think 100% of their effort is going into DLC. I’d be surprised if literally no-one there is working on something to smooth the way for the next game.

    They clearly know what they are doing so whats the fuss about anyway?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. drewbles82

    Of course they will be thinking about it but DLC first and Aliens. Be ages before see a 3rd game, pretty sure it will be nextgen when they do, so who knows how much bigger the game could be.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. travisborderlandsman

    Borderlands is by far the best game that i have played in a long time . I have to say that in the borderlands original the game play was yeah ok.. however in this new one i have to say that seeing the people roll and move around that is totally awesome. I beat the 1st borderlands 9 times and never came across the same gun have all the Expansions and also well beat them Just love the Armory of Knoxx and Jacobs Cove yepper..The New borderlands hasn’t gotten me in yet i am just staring and let me tell you there is times want to throw the controller it is hard the AI is Wow coool…Gearbox ya all Rock

    Borderlands 2 is By far the Best Ever

    #5 2 years ago

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