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Borderlands 4 is Coming – Everything We Know

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Are They Making Borderlands 4?

Is there going to be a borderlands 4?

A big question in the community is whether Gearbox Software working on Borderlands 4. Because Borderlands 3 isn’t getting any post-launch content anymore and they also finished with Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. The next logical question is whether Borderlands 4 is in development.

Borderlands 4 Confirmed by Gearbox Software President

President of Gearbox Enterprises, Randy Pitchford, basically confirmed that Borderlands 4 will happen. He states that they are working on some amazing stuff but also asked for folks with “Skills-To-Pay-Bills and wants to get in on some Borderlands action, we’re working on the big one” in that same tweet.

Analyzing Randy’s Tweet

Previously, Randy Pitchford referred to Borderlands 3 as the BIG ONE but because that game is already released. The Next Big One is Borderlands 4 as he is on the topic of Borderlands throughout his Tweets.

The Tweet Randy is quoting is about a rumor regarding Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Info was spreading around that Gearbox Software was working on a Borderlands spin-off game.

Factually, Randy’s tweet is correct as he phrases the so-called rumor in a particular way. Yes, it’s true that Gearbox is not assisting or co-developing another Borderlands game. Because they are making the game in-house.

Also, Gearbox Software sees Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands as a new IP and not a spin-off. While the game borrows a lot of elements from Borderlands 3, it also does its own thing and future titles might even push it further from the Borderlands franchise.

But because Gearbox Software sees Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands as a new IP, this also means that getting into some Borderlands action would not refer to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

All in all, this means that Randy Pitchford essentially confirms the next Borderlands game. Yes, Borderlands 4 is in development.

Is Borderlands 4 The Next Game?

Gearbox Software nor 2K Games have officially announced the next Borderlands game. Therefore, technically there isn’t a new game. However, with Borderlands 3 basically the same happened. Randy mentioned they are working on it.

Will the next game be called Borderlands 4? Likely, because that’s what you call the next big one.

Games with sub-titles or spin-off titles statistically sell fewer copies. This doesn’t just go for the Borderlands franchise. Every company has to deal with these issues.

Borderlands 4 Release Date

So when can we expect Borderlands 4? Well since the game hasn’t officially been announced yet, there isn’t an exact release date. There were 7 years between the release of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3. However, I heard that it would take another 7 years between Borderlands 3 and Borderlands 4.

GameRelease Date
Borderlands 12009
Borderlands 22012
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel2014
Borderlands 32019
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands2022
Borderlands 4

Gearbox Software started working on Battleborn after Borderlands 2 as they co-developed Borderlands the Pre-Sequel with 2K Australia. This caused a big gap between Borderlands 2 and 3, however, the development team also needed a break from the franchise.

Since the Embracer merger, Gearbox Entertainment has grown a lot. Going from 400 to over 1500 people working at the company. The studio is set on releasing 10 AAA games by 2026.

Borderlands 4 Engine

Randy Pitchford did mention that the new Unreal Engine 5 is built for a new kind of next-generation Borderlands game.

Unreal Engine 5 - Official Valley of the Ancient Tech Showcase

While EPIC Games says you can easily transfer your UE4 projects to UE5, there is likely a lot of custom work to be done. As Gearbox Software always modifies the engine to their liking.

But seeing that gigantic boss in the unreal engine demo looks promising for the next Borderlands game.

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