Gearbox says they're not currently working on Borderlands 3 .
But maybe they're mincing words. Maybe they are working on a new series entry…it just isn't a true sequel.
According to a rumor published at GamePointsNow , the studio is actually working on a "pre-sequel" and it's set to arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC some time this fall. No word yet if it's also in the works for the next-gen consoles.
The unannounced project tackles the events between the original Borderlands and the sequel, and Gearbox has teamed up with the 2K Australia studio to pump this one out. It seems the story will involve a younger Handsome Jack, and we'll assume the role of one of his four lieutenants: Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer, and Fragtrap (the "militarized Claptrap"). Evidently, the setting is the moon of Elpis and Hyperion's iconic H-shaped base from Borderlands 2 .
As you might expect, they're supposedly promising a "bazillion weapons," along with – wait for it – jet packs. Lastly, it seem oxygen will play a "huge role" in the game; guess we'll have to wait and see what that's all about.
Related Game(s): Borderlands