Borderlands 3 isn’t in development, but Furious 4, a new Homeworld and two new IP are, says Gearbox

Friday, 14th February 2014 19:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Borderlands 3 is not currently in development, according to Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford; however, there are two new IP in the works.


Speaking with Polygon, Pitchford said should Borderlands 3 development become part of the plan, “it should be massive.”

“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,” he said.

“We love Borderlands, and we know customers do too. So we will be doing more in Borderlands. But the thing that, when you think of what Borderlands 3 should be… No. We are not developing that right now. We don’t know what that is yet. We can imagine what it must achieve, but we don’t know what it is yet.

“I’m not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. Look. We know we want it and we know it should exist, but we don’t know what it is yet. But we are doing things in Borderlands that we’ll announce soon, that are good, and that I think people will be really excited about if you love the franchise.”

According to the man himself, the firm’s Brothers in Arms game Furious 4 is still in development as are revamps of the first two Homeworld games which it purchased the rights to during the THQ sale.

Elsewhere in the interview, he says that a new Homeworld title is in development and two, unannounced new IP.

Sounds like everyone is super busy at the Plano, Texas studio.

The next Headhunter pack for Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock and the Son of Crawmerax, is due in April.



  1. Legendaryboss

    And exactly what percentage of Gearbox Software’s employees are actually committed to their individual projects?

    Borderlands 3, Furious 4, 2 New IPs (9) Divide that by 3 (Half-Life 3) = Half-Life 3 and Borderlands 3 confirmed.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. fearmonkey

    Borderlands is Gearbox’s only and most successful franchise. Brothers in Arms is nowhere near that, and unless they are doing a Duke Nukem game, I can’t see them not making it a priority.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Dragon

    Their next game is supposedly crap…
    *points at Duke Nukem Forever*


    #3 7 months ago
  4. absolutezero

    It hurts everytime I am reminded that they bought Homeworld.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I hope the new ips are anything like the ill released alien games, i do love borderlands for me the best single player fps game besides halo and bioshock, i know it is better on co-op but i did played both games alone, and i had a blast, i hope they make it sooner rather than later.

    The rest of the games mentioned, iam not that interested, but good for the people that likes thos games, i hope they end up being good.

    #5 7 months ago

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