Just like you I was also wondering about the Borderlands 3 release date, when will we get official confirmation for the next borderlands game. While it has been mentioned that gearbox software is working on the next borderlands. They still haven’t given an official release date that we can look forward to. However if we add up all the clues that Gearbox and 2K Games have been giving out we can make a rough estimate. In this article i’m going over when we approximately can expect the next installment in the Borderlands franchise.
Borderlands 3 Release window
The next Borderlands will release in fiscal 2019. We can extract this information from the take-two financial reports. In case you don’t know take-two is the parent company of 2k games. The Fiscal 2019 year runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Therefore the borderlands 3 release date will be somewhere between those dates (duh).
Narrowing it down
While Gearbox and 2K Games have been pretty quiet about the next borderlands we know it’s in development. Unfortunately the big marketing campaign hasn’t started yet and PR will just say;“A game that hasn’t been announced yet, doesn’t exist”. From what I have seen over the years is that the last 6 months towards the release of a game the marketing machine really goes into overdrive. That would push a potential release in Q4 2018 or Q1 2019 assuming the game gets announced this summer.
Announcing the next borderlands
So when will Gearbox and 2K Games announce borderlands 3 and it’s release date ? Well that’s the big question at the moment. I got some speculation on that, but only gearbox and 2k games will know that for sure. However it will probably be at a big event like E3. This would fall inline with a 6 months marketing campaign. Take-Two might want to avoid competing with themselves as they are also releasing Red Dead Redemption 2 later this year. That could potentially mean that the next Borderlands would be pushed to Q1 2019. January is often the month that most people are low on cash, February is therefore a much beter month to release a game. But this part is pure speculation anything can happen. Nintendo and Bethesda even managed to announce games and release them 15 minutes later (Those were smaller downloadable games).
Let me know if you are hyped for Borderlands 3, I’ll be covering this game extensively so check back from time to time. Also check out this article that covers everything we know about the development.