Will 2018 be the Year of Release for Borderlands 3?

Video game publisher 2K has a number of big releases coming up this year. However, for those who are upset over the recent reassigning of a new launch window for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, there may be some good news on the horizon. 2017 is going to be financially sound for 2K, owing to the releases of new entries in some of their most notable franchises. But while WWE 2K18 and NBA 2K18 will be released at their stipulated times, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be pushed back to 2018. However, it appears that RDR 2 will not be the only title from 2K slated for a 2018 release and that it might be accompanied by none other than Borderlands 3.

The truth is that Borderlands 3 has been in the talks for such a long time that every time we hear about a new mystery title in relation to publishers 2K or developers Gearbox, we pray that it turns out to be the next main entry in the Borderlands franchise. So far, however, it has not been a good route for us to take. For there have been so many times over the past few years that we have thought that the creators are teasing Borderlands 3 but have ended up realizing that we had been entirely misled. However, it seems that the situation at present is a little brighter.

While it takes a lot of confidence to say something like that, and right now, the situation is such that only a clear statement from Gearbox Software would probably make fans sure of the upcoming entry, we think that the developers are in fact working on a new Borderlands game. And we are not entirely going by speculation either. The tech showing that Gearbox hosted early this year seemed to be a broad hint in that direction, and it is as if Gearbox is doing this intentionally. For those who are yet not aware of what happened during the GDC showing, Randy Pitchford, the showrunner over at Gearbox, had demonstrated a new technology that he said had the potential to be used in a future Borderlands game. But what we actually ended up seeing was what appeared to be in-game footages from a Borderlands game that is clearly in the early stages of development.

In fact, our belief that Borderlands 3 game is very much in development right now is further fuelled by the fact that the footage showcased new landscapes, and even more astonishingly, a brand new character that might just be featured in Borderlands 3. The character was covered in a suit entirely from the head down, so it was impossible to tell if she was someone we had seen before. However, we think that her being featured all covered up in that particular video may have some specific purposes. We don’t think Gearbox would do anything at this point in a careless way.

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So yes, it is possible that Gearbox and publisher 2K will push out Borderlands 3 in 2018. The recently teased unnamed title may very well be the third main entry in the acclaimed series. However, with the kind of track record at misleading that Gearbox has, one never knows.

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