Yesterday, Randy Pitchford the CEO Gearbox Software a.k.a the company who made Borderlands, took to Twitter to shut down any hopes of seeing Borderlands 3 at E3 2018. Now, the existence of Borderlands 3 is not a myth. Pitchford has also publicly tweeted out that they have a team working on the game. So when Take-Two delays mysterious game today in their news release, we’re guessing they’re referring to Borderlands 3. However, there are several other games that could be this mysterious game also.
Is it really Borderlands 3?
Due to Pitchford pointing out Borderlands 3 no-show at E3 2018, we believe this mysterious game could be something else altogether (because we’re in denial). The recent Walmart Canada slip-up also had Borderlands 3 on the list. It’s been six years since Borderlands 2. We want to believe to so bad that Borderlands 3 is already done and ready to go. However, the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming out later this year might mean we will have to wait until next year instead of for Borderlands 3. They’re both under the same label which is 2K Games.
According to the fiscal report, the mysterious game has been pushed back all the way to 2020. Here’s what Strauss Zelnick, chief executive of Take-Two has to say:
“The highly-anticipated title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises, which had been planned for release during the current fiscal year, is now planned for launch during fiscal 2020 to allow for additional development time,” reads Zelnick’s statement. “We remain as excited as ever about this title and expect it to enhance our results next fiscal year.”
It could be Borderlands 3 but is there a reason to push it two whole years back altogether? Well financially, yes. In terms of the financial welfare of the organization, they already have 2018 covered with Red Dead Redemption 2. On top of that, Grand Theft Auto V Online is proving to be an everlasting fountain of cash for them. Plus, we all know that there’s going to be a multiplayer online mode for Red Dead Redemption 2. The company is pretty much set for 2019, too. They’re in no rush and has no reason to cram out all these releases at once. Sadly, all evidence suggests that it’s probably Borderlands 3 they are referring to. If, by some godly intervention, we end up getting Borderlands 3 in 2019, what other games could this be referring to then? Our guess? It’s either BioShock or Duke Nukem. What do you think?