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Borderlands 3 may still be a ways off

Borderlands 3 may be even farther off than we originally believed

By Derek Strickland on Jul 18, 2018 at 06:12 pm CDT - 1 min, 37 secs reading time

Gearbox has yet to fill a writer position that's been open for almost a year--could Borderlands 3 be a longer ways off than we thought?

Borderlands 3 has been in development for quite a while. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford confirmed the sequel back in 2016. Despite its long dev cycle the game won't be released any time soon. 2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive delayed the title to its next fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. But an unfilled job listing may indicate a longer delay for the game.

Back in October 2017 we reported that Gearbox is hiring a writer for its new "unannounced FPS/RPG hybrid" (aka Borderlands 3) to help flesh out the story arc and characters. As of now Gearbox has yet to fill the position, which could mean a few things: the game might be longer out than we expected, possibly beyond the targeted FY2020 timeline; the team didn't fill the position because they don't necessarily need the writer; or the game is still on track for its launch window and this unfilled job won't affect anything.

Borderlands 3 missed a big E3 2018 reveal opportunity likely because the game isn't yet ready to show off. Gearbox's Pitchford further commented that Borderlands 3 could be the next Half-Life 3, indicating development could be going slower than anticipated.

Whatever the case may be, we could learn new info during Take-Two's upcoming first quarter earnings call next month.

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Last updated: Jul 19, 2018 at 06:11 am CDT

Derek Strickland

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology 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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