It wasn’t long ago that Gearbox said they weren’t working on Borderlands 3 currently. They weren’t lying, according to a new report by GamesPointNow, just sort of glossing over the fact that a new Borderlands game is in the works.
Naturally take this rumour with a pinch of salt as the site is unwilling to mention how they came across, “some exclusive info regarding the next instalment in the Gearbox’s hit franchise.” but according to them a new Borderlands title is in the works from 2K Australia and will be set between the events of the first game and Borderlands 2, starring a younger Handsome Jack looking for an alien artifact. During this time the iconic Handsome Jack was nothing more than a humble programmer called John.
Set on the Hyperion controlled moon seen during the second game players will be able to choose to fight as Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap, a militarised claptrap, names you’ll likely recognize from Borderlands 2.
Two new weapons types will be introduced, namely Laser and Cryo.
Due to the setting there will also apparently be much lower gravity than normal, hence 2K supplying players with jetpacks to aid navigation. If that wasn’t enough you’ll also have to keep an eye out for OX -Kits strewn around as you’ll have a constantly draining supply of oxygen.
According to GamesPointsNow this Borderlands prequel/sequel will only be available on previous generation consoles and PC, thus anyone who has moved exclusively to Xbox One or PS4 is out of luck.
Only time will tell if GamesPointsNow are correct, but the information they seem to have certainly sounds plausible.