Strap in and prepare for hype, because it looks like Borderlands 3 is finally being revealed at PAX East this month. Developer Gearbox posted a tease on Twitter that leaves very little room for doubt that it could be anything else.
As you can see below, the studio shared a very Borderlandsesque screenshot of a sign with the date March 28 scrawled across it. March 28 of course is the first day of PAX East, an event where Gearbox has previously unveiled projects.
As if there we needed any more indication that this is Borderlands 3, there’s even an “exit 3” topper above the sign. If this isn’t a new Borderlands, Gearbox just spectacularly trolled us all.
The last core game in the series was the brilliantly titled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. That was released back in 2014, and while we’ve had a couple of remasters and even a VR port in the intervening years, it’s high time we got back to some proper Borderlands action.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said back in 2014 that work hadn’t yet started on a new entry, but that it would have to be massive. In 2015, he revealed that the studio was preparing to begin work on Borderlands 3, and that it was being referred to as “The Big One”.
We obviously have no idea what Borderlands 3 will be about yet, but it seems clear that Gearbox has been working on this one for a while. I’ve got a good, warm feelings about this game guys. Even Xbox seems excited.
Heavy breathing indeed, Xbox. Heavy breathing indeed.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.