Gearbox Announces Borderlands 3 During PAX East Livestream

Borderlands 3 was announced during the Gearbox PAX East livestream on Thursday.

The stream had many announcements before showing off Borderlands 3, including a remaster of the original Borderlands, UHD updates for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, free DLC for Borderlands 2 VR, and even an official Borderlands tabletop game.

Gearbox’s publishing branch showed off a bunch of work being done by the developers under their wing, including:

  • We Happy Few‘s They Came from Below DLC
  • Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer
  • Pathologic 2 developed by tinyBuild was announced
  • Justin Roiland’s Trover Saves the Universe will be released May 31
  • Risk of Rain 2 is out on Steam Early Access now

A trailer for the latest entry in the Borderlands franchise, Borderlands 3, closed out the stream. It will include a brand new cast of vault hunters, as well a slew of fan-favorite characters. The trailer touts that the game will have more than one billion guns.

The stream hardly went off without a hitch, with myriad technical difficulties plaguing the show. After trying to start the Borderlands Remastered trailer three times, the team ended up talking about the announcement of the game instead.

More information about Borderlands 3 will be given on April 3, alongside the release of Borderlands Remastered and updates for The Handsome Collection. We do not have a release date for Borderlands 3 at this time.

With its cell-shaded graphics, drop-in drop-out gameplay, and literally thousands of guns to loot, Borderlands exploded in popularity when the first entry dropped on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC back in 2009. Borderlands’ success led to two follow-up installments: Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which included more guns, more wacky characters, and refined gameplay. These two games were later re-released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as part of a bundle called The Handsome Collection.

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