'Borderlands 3' release date: Sequel may not be titled as such upon launch

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“Borderlands 3” is happening, even if it may not carry that title upon its release.

The long rumored “Borderlands 3” game is no longer just a rumor, as game developer Gearbox Software confirmed that the game is real and that there will be an upcoming “Borderlands” game coming to players and fans.

In their appearance at the recently held PAX East 2016 event, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel game. “Obviously, there is going to be another Borderlands,” he said.

However, fans might not be able to see the game as “Borderlands 3,” as the developers hinted having a different title for it instead.

“We don’t even know if we’re going to call it that,” Pitchford said, when asked about the “Borderlands 3” title.

Additionally, Gearbox’s Chief Creative Officer Mikey Neumann is set to reprise his role in the game franchise as its writer. To recall, he was the person who wrote Gearbox’s flagship game “Brothers in Arms” game series. He also served as a writer for the first “Borderlands” game.

As for the story that Neumann had with him, he did not give any specifics but teased that it might mean tragedy of some level for the game’s world, as he jokingly said, “Everyone dies horribly.”

In addition to teasing the story, Neumann revealed that he is planning to introduce a character who will be Scooter’s son. The character was said to have been created for Pitchford’s wife after she was “devastated” about the fate that Scooter met in “Tales from The Borderlands.”

However, Pitchford said that while the character may be appearing in future “Borderlands” games, it might not be the upcoming “Borderlands 3.”

The new “Borderlands” game is expected to be launched for the PS4 and the Xbox One.