'Borderlands 3' release date, features news: Gearbox to develop next 'Battleborn' title

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Gearbox Software recently announced its intention to develop a sequel to "Borderlands 2" that was released in 2012. At a PAX East panel, the company declared that development will begin once they are done with "Battleborn" and its first downloadable content (DLC).

The one who spilled the news is Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. "It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another 'Borderlands,'" said Pitchford. When the topic of the title came up, he said, "We don't even know if we're going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know."

The first "Borderlands" was released back in 2009 and featured a role-playing first-shooter gameplay. A sequel was released in 2012 aptly titled "Borderlands 2." The two titles are set in the world of Pandora and feature alien monsters and technology.

In 2014, an interquel titled "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" was developed by 2K Australia. The third installment to the game takes place between the events of "Borderlands 1 and 2" and follows Handsome Jack, the would-be villain of "Borderlands 2."

Unfortunately, no other information has been released by Gearbox regarding the fourth title of the "Borderlands" series. So fans took it upon themselves to build expectations for the upcoming game.

New weapons are certainly expected from the game. And according to "Borderlands 3" news, fans would like a real open world — one without travel gates. The company notes that it now has the technology to make this happen.

"Borderlands" titles introduce a number of playable characters and now, fans are expecting Gearbox to level up its game by introducing player-created characters, a feature already present in other mainstream video games. Other expectations for the game include an improved storyline, online community, and even space travels to other planets.

With the release of "Battleborn," an online first-shooter video game, on May 3, fans are expecting the company to work on "Borderlands 3" soon.

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