There is a lot of news, rumors, and fake leaks about the next Borderlands going around the web. In this article you can get quick answers to these Frequent Asked Questions. Besides that there will also be links to more in-depth articles that give the story in more detail. Check out the answers to all your questions in this Borderlands 3 FAQ down below.
Borderlands 3 Frequent Asked Questions
No official announcement has been made (yet), but over the course of time, I gathered a lot of facts that Gearbox Software and 2K Games are working on the next game in the Borderlands franchise. Check out this “what we know so far” article which is filled with confirmations that the next Borderlands game is in development.
Although we know the next Borderlands is in development there has not been an official announcement or set release date. However, there is are a lot of subtle clues that gives us an indication when we can expect Borderlands 3 to be coming out. Be sure to check out that article as I’ll keep updating it with the latest details.
In previous fiscal reports, it was mentioned that 2K Games and Gearbox Software are targeting the current console generation (PS4 & Xbox One) for Borderlands 3. A Nintendo Switch version was being talked about, but that discussion stopped for some reason. However, a tweet by 2K Games suggests that something might be coming after all. Obviously they will be doing a PC version, however, its unsure if there will be a Mac or Linux version of the game like with Borderlands 2.
The next Borderlands game will be running on Unreal Engine 4. Randy Pitchford did show off a tech demo at GDC 2017 that clearly shows the Borderlands Universe. Just like previous games, Gearbox will add some modifications to the engine some of them can be seen in the Borderlands tech demo. Tim Sweeny from Epic Games was impressed how Gearbox uses their engine.
During the Borderlands tech demo, Randy Pitchford mentioned that their tech would also work on different environments/planets. Not confirming that this would be the case in the next Borderlands but he does put it out there. On the other hand, the Borderlands Easter Eggs in Battleborn suggest that the vault hunters will travel to another planet.
Unknown. No such mode has been announced or hinted at. There is a current trend in Battle Royal modes, if that’s still the case when Borderlands 3 will be released has to be seen. Randy always says you should play to strengths and currently, I think online multiplayer isn’t one of them.
There is a rumor that Microsoft acquired the exclusive marketing rights. This would only mean that Microsoft will promote the game. You will still be able to get in on the other platforms. I would like to point out again, it’s a rumor.
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