“Crazy” Borderlands 3 concept scared Gearbox Software

Wednesday, 9th July 2014 11:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Borderlands 3 has apparently triggered some big and crazy concepts over at developer Gearbox Software. CEO Randy Pitchford hasn’t confirmed that the game exists, but he has stated that thinking about that grand concept has left the studio feeling scared.


It follows the reveal of Gearbox’s very own MOBA. It seems like everyone is intent on boarding that train until it derails itself from the sheer weight bearing down on its crumpled axles.

Speaking within the pages of GameInformer, Pitchford said, “There’s a point where it’s like, ‘What should the next Borderlands be? Should there be another Borderlands, and what should it be?’

“We had that discussion and there was this weird mixed bag. On one level it’s like, ‘Woah’. If you’re going to do something that’s called Borderlands 3 and it’s going to be done in this next-generation environment, there’s a whole bunch of ideas that come around of what has to happen in order for that to live up to what that needs to be.”

Pitchford added that 2K Australia’s hand in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has coerced Gearbox into thinking differently about what Borderlands 3 might look like, and naturally Game Informer politely reminded its readers that these quotes in no way confirm development of Borderlands 3.

He said that if Borderlands 3 could eventually be a thing, “We imagine what that might be, and frankly it scared us. It’s like, ‘That’s so crazy and so big that I’m not sure we can succeed’.”

What in the world does that mean?

What do you want to see from Borderlands 3? Let us know below.

Via Videogamer.



  1. Luciferous

    Borderlands… MMO

    There, I said it, it is out in the wild now.


    #1 5 months ago
  2. dsr

    Not enough fresh internet memes to fill the game? They will probably need to postpone the release then.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    Just a crazy prediction, but depending on how well The Pre Sequel does, we may see the 2K team given the reins to Borderlands 3. Even if it does look like a Borderlands 2 expansion and reeking of a Arkham Origins situation.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. thegrimmling

    Self-hype of a non-thing is sooo ego stroking.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. blobberdeegoop

    I want the same basic Borderlands concept, with the same (or better) humour, returning characters, new characters, slightly easier difficulty level, unlimited (or ample) storage space, better (more precise) controls, and most importantly; I would like EVERYTHING improved/fixed from what they did wrong in Borderlands 2. Listen to the community suggestions / input, Gearbox! Please!

    #5 5 months ago
  6. YoungZer0


    Definitely. Quite embarrassing to see some of the older devs doing that.

    #6 5 months ago
  7. Clupula

    I wonder if there will be $100 worth of DLC for Borderlands 3, as well.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. fearmonkey

    If you Finish Boderlands 2, the ending gives an idea of the scale of what they are talking about,

    My guess is that they are going to take a wait and see on Destiny, as that seems much like the direction Borderlands 3 might have taken.

    #8 5 months ago
  9. SN3AK


    I think that observation is spot on.

    #9 5 months ago
  10. BrahManDude

    they moved on from borderlands 3 because Destiny already beat them in almost every way

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    Randy Pitchford says: When I saw how big and amazing my dick was, frankly it scared me.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. Phasmatis75

    Well at the end of Borderlands 2 expansion (I Forget which one and this is obviously a spoiler warning) it is revealed that there are vaults scattered across space. So Borderlands 3 would have multiple worlds, multiple vaults, and an even grander plot that what we’ve seen before!

    #12 5 months ago

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