Borderlands 3 likely delayed to next fiscal year

Take-Two now says its big new 2K Games title has been delayed to the following fiscal year.

Published Wed, May 16 2018 3:50 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Today Take-Two Interactive confirmed the publisher's big new 2K Games title has been delayed, and we're pretty sure it's Borderlands 3.

Borderlands 3 likely delayed to next fiscal year |

Up until this quarterly earnings call, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick has teased that Fiscal Year 2019 would deliver record revenues thanks to Red Dead Redemption 2 and a "highly anticipated new title from one of 2K's biggest franchises." Now Mr. Zelnick says this game, which is almost certainly Borderlands 3, has been delayed to Fiscal Year 2020 so it can be polished, meaning it could launch anywhere from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

"The highly-anticipated title from one of 2K's biggest franchises, which had been planned for release during the current fiscal year, is now planned for launch during fiscal 2020 to allow for additional development time. We remain as excited as ever about this title, and expect it to enhance our results next fiscal year," the Take-Two CEO said.

We've known for a while now that Gearbox Software is making Borderlands 3, and that it's powered by Unreal Engine 4, along with some other tidbits. Development on the game is in full swing and 90% of Gearbox is working on it.

Just yesterday we reported that Borderlands 3 wouldn't be at E3 2018, and now Take-Two confirms this news by saying it won't be showing off any new unannounced games at it's E3 booth.

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