A thread dedicated to Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tales From the Borderlands and the upcoming Borderlands 3, as well as anything inbetween.
It’s no secret that Borderlands 3 has been in development for at least the past 3-4 years, after the release and arguable failure of Battleborn. The offical Gearbox twitter has recently teased the unveiling of Borderlands for March 28, for Pax East.
However it might not be the only Borderlands announcement. One rumour running is that Borderlands 1 will also have a remaster coming, perhaps for its 10th anniversary. While Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel got a re-release for the PS4 and Xbox One in The Handsome Jack Collection, Borderlands 1 isn’t available for those consoles yet. (Thankfully it is still available for PC, and they bothered to change the servers when GameSpy went defunct to superior Steam servers.)
I have put a lot of time into the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands 2 is the second most played game I have on Steam behind Team Fortress 2, back when I was younger and had far far more free time. Borderlands 2 I think is a bonafide classic that still holds up to this day. Borderlands 1 is a great time, even if it is obvious how much of a tighter budget that game was made on, and unlike BL2 and TPS clearly wasn’t optimised for the PC. TPS is basically fine for what it is, it was always going to be BL2.5, and considering BL3 is coming out 5 years after the release of that game, I’m glad it exists. Tales is a great spinoff, and I think one of the last great games Telltale put out.
As for Borderlands 3, I am mostly excited, but I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little concerned. Let’s face it, Gearbox’s record of late isn’t great, Randy Pitchford has come across worse and worse and seems to be one of those people who comes across as toxic over Twitter, and Battleborn microtransactions make me worried if BL3 will try to incorporate them too. I also think that BL2 and TPS’s humour hasn’t aged that well for me, especially when Tales came out and was far more subtle and clever on the Borderlands style. By Battleborn the writing felt pretty old at that point, so I’m hoping BL3’s writing has evolved a bit. I also feel like TPS tried to include progressive issues but did in such a way that it felt like it was lecturing the audience.
Hell, I’m hoping BL3 is still a 4 player coop FPS and nothing more honestly, maybe unless they expanded it to 6 or 8 player coop?. I really hope BL3 doesn’t try to include a competitive multiplayer element, I’d rather BL3 just try to expand and evolve what made the last 3 games great. I kindof hope they keep the Oz packs actually, I love the freedom of movement TPS gave you.
I guess we’ll see. Anyone else a big fan of Borderlands? What are you looking forward too from BL3 when it is announced?