Gearbox Says They're Not Making Borderlands 3 Now, For Good ReasonsS

Gearbox boss and former Kotaku guest-writer Randy Pitchford knows people would like a Borderlands 3 someday. He would, too. But the time is not right for Borderlands 3. It's so not the right time for the inevitable mega-sequel that Pitchford's studio isn't even making the game. He swears!

In a very good interview with our pals at Polygon, Pitchford talks about Gearbox's plans for Homeworld, for the game that used to be Furious Four, for Brothers in Arms, for two new original games, and...phew!...for more Borderlands. On that last topic, he says:

"When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive," Pitchford said. "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.

"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."

As you can see, Pitchford did tease that some new Borderlands announcements are forthcoming. Plus, there's that joint project with The Walking Dead people at Telltale.

Go read the full interview at Polygon. There's plenty more to chew on.

In other news, Half-Life 3 still not confirmed.

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