Is it a spin-off? Is it a prequel? Well…it's a pre-sequel, and that requires some elaboration.
Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford obliged us in a new PC Gamer interview , saying Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is bigger than the first Borderlands but not as large as the sequel.
Size-wise, Pitchford says the upcoming title is "kind of in between the two" previous entries, and they're currently unsure of the price. That will be set by publisher 2K Games at some point in the future:
"As far as price point goes, I don't think that's set in stone yet. It should be priced correctly, so we'll have to see what happens in the market and understand the actual total value proposition that's being offered. But I'm the developer. The guys at 2K will figure that out."
The Pre-Sequel is set to launch this fall for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC; it is not coming to next-gen consoles. Chances are, Gearbox is focusing on their fresh next-gen projects.
Related Game(s): Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel