'Borderlands 3' release date: game to release under a new name

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Four years after the launch of its second sequel, Gearbox Software’s “Borderlands” series is set to release its third installment, this time perhaps under a different title. Such was confirmed by the company’s CEO Randy Pitchford at a panel at PAX East in April, although he clarified that the game’s new name is still in the works.

Gamebox Chief Creative Officer Mikey Neumann will spearhead the writing team for the new game. He has taken the lead since the departure of former “Borderlands” lead writer Matt Armstrong. According to a report from GameSpot, Neumann said that Scooter from “Tales from the Borderlands” might be mentioned in the third “Borderlands” game and that he might give him a son in the name of Scooper to appear in the upcoming installment.

On the other hand, Scott Kester, “Battleborn” art director, will also serve as the art director for the next “Borderlands” game.

Aside from statements from Pitchford, little is known about “Borderlands 3.” What is has to offer to the fans of the franchise remains a mystery until now, and no information about its gameplay and features has been made available. 

As in most video game follow-up installments, improvements and surprises are definitely in the pipeline. Alphr put together a wish list of features that it wants to see in the upcoming “Borderlands” game. The list includes delving deeper into the characters, Pandora and its inhabitants through conversations and interactions. A fun and intuitive feel of firearms and of driving the vehicles in the game is also said to be important. Finally, a variation in mission which proved to have been repetitive in the earlier installments and a better Pandora, aesthetics-wise, are expected of the shooter video game.

The third “Borderlines” game may be out in a year or two.