Borderlands 3 is being developed by its makers, Gearbox. Randy Pitchford the CEO and president of Gearbox confirmed at PAX East that the new game is being developed.
Not much has been announced so far, but let us take a look at the rumours and what we can expect from the next Borderlands game.
First of all, we cannot confirm that it will be called Borderlands 3. Even Randy Pitchford said himself that he wasn’t sure on what to call it. It might even be called Borderlands 4!
We predict Borderlands 3 will come during the autumn months of 2017. In its history, Borderlands has been released around the September-October months, whilst iterations, such as console ports or Mac releases have followed at a later date.
Considering the rumours and no official announcement, it’s highly unlikely that we will see a rushed 2016 release. A 2017 release seems even more likely, knowing that Borderlands 2 (2012) had a three year gap with the original Borderlands game (2009).
Gearbox has indicated that the game will be made natively for later generation consoles, meaning we expect it to be optimised for full-HD 60fps gameplay. It will come out on PC, PS4, Xbox One and later on Mac and Linux.
We do not see it being included for older generation consoles, such as the Xbox 360 nor the PS3. We might not see it ported over to the PlayStation Vita either, as Borderlands 2 received a lot of criticism.