Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford, and New Media Manager Elisa Melendez hosted a new talkshow where people could call in and talk about the latest and greatest in games and entertainment. You guessed it of course there where fans that called in to check up on the developments of Borderlands 3. Here is an overview of NerdvanaLive eps1.
- Randy Pitchford responded to the questions and confirmed that they are working on more Borderlands and a lot of work is going on right now. But they haven’t announced anything yet. They want to work out more of the details before they make a proper announcement. Because things change during the course of development and if things change that already have been announced then that lead to some tough situation. So it’s about meeting expectations but also managing expectations. But Randy is glad that people are so excited about their work.
- Randy mentions that he doesn’t like when sequels deviate to much from the original and then kills the thing that made the game great in the first place. While this doesn’t confirm any definitive direction the next Borderlands will be going. But it does give insight to the way Randy thinks and where he stands on his preferences .
- Randy is working on a character for an announced game which was inspired by Gearbox’s lawyer. The lawyer can’t program games but he does have some drawing skills and the guy drew a character. But when he started improving him, Randy found this really funny. So Randy started riffing of this character and is looking if he can put it into the announced game. It won’t be a main character but he will probably be in more of a side mission. It won’t be crazy earl level of involvement, but still its fun to see where ideas can come from.
- As a gamer Randy Pitchford is happy with Destiny 2 and as a developer he feels confident.
- On the question if the Borderlands community should start getting excited and get the hype-train going Randy dodge the question and said that he cannot tell people how to feel.
- If Gearbox would announce a new game in a franchise, like Borderlands or Brothers in Arms, where they have the control, they would announce it when they got it, the game would probably be in post-Alpha state. They want to announce when they have a game that meets expectation and the only way to do that is to already have it.