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Battleborn updates to cease as devs move to new project

Battleborn's dev team are now focusing their attention on 2K Games' new project (which should be Borderlands 3)

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Published Sun, Sep 17 2017 10:16 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

After the upcoming fall update, Battleborn's development team will no longer add new content to the shooter and shift their focus to a brand new 2K Games project.

Battleborn updates to cease as devs move to new project | TweakTown.com

Although Battleborn's PVP has transitioned towards a free-to-play model and premium microtransactions following a disastrous flop for the 2K Games label, the game will no longer be updated with significant content updates and is essentially being put on hiatus similar to Mass Effect: Andromeda. The Battleborn team is shifting their focus on Gearbox's new "highly anticipated project" which is very likely to be Borderlands 3.

"As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update," Creative Director Randy Varnell said in a forum post. Mr. Varnell says the game will stay online, but it won't receive any major story or content updates, similar to Andromeda's fate.

"If you've been paying attention to recent news from the Gearbox Panel at PAX West, you'll have heard that many folks at Gearbox are working on a highly anticipated project. Although I'm sad my time on Battleborn is coming to a close, I'm happy to announce that I will play a significant role on this highly anticipated but unannounced game, and I'm sure you'll be hearing some from me again in the future regarding Gearbox games."

2K Games' new anticipated project--probably Borderlands 3!--will release sometime during Take-Two Interactive's fiscal 2019 timeline, which is held from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Hello Friends -

It's been a while since I've communicated with you directly, so I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you as Battleborn rounds another milestone in its life.

As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update. Details of any future changes or news will be made on our forums or through social media, so keep your radars on.

Never fear! Battleborn is here to stay. Nothing is changing with Battleborn, and the servers will be up and active for the foreseeable future. We announced the Fall Update for the game at PAX including some new skins, themed around some of your favorite Borderlands characters! That update will also include some updated title art (more full bar titles!) for the more significant challenges in the game, as well as some additional Finisher Boosts and Taunts. Also, there are minor balance changes in that patch.

If you've been paying attention to recent news from the Gearbox Panel at PAX West, you'll have heard that many folks at Gearbox are working on a highly anticipated project. Although I'm sad my time on Battleborn is coming to a close, I'm happy to announce that I will play a significant role on this highly anticipated but unannounced game, and I'm sure you'll be hearing some from me again in the future regarding Gearbox games.

I've been working on Battleborn nearly exclusively since 2012, and in some ways, that work stretches back to 2009 for me. It's been a long labor of love with many of my good friends at Gearbox, and I'm proud to have shared that journey with you, our community. Your spirit and loyalty have been a constant inspiration to the team at Gearbox.

Also, I want to personally thank you for giving Battleborn a chance, and dipping down into a new universe with us. We make games for you. And many of you have shared with us how much Battleborn has meant to you personally.

It's always a bittersweet time when transitioning from one project to another, but also offers the opportunity to step back and enjoy the game we created. Keep an eye out for me in game!

For now, Commander Jythri is signing off and taking the first transport back to a wonderful box of surprises.

You are awesome.

For Solus

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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