Update: Oh goody; the game has been officially announced. It'll get a full unveiling at GamesCom this month, and is expected to arrive on store shelves on April 1, 2012. It's probably just a placeholder date, but that's okay. 🙂
If you were a fan of the first cel-shaded open-world shooter, you should be all over a sequel.
It has long since been rumored that developer Gearbox Software has been working on a sequel to Borderlands and now it's all but confirmed. According to a source close to Eurogamer , publisher 2K Games will soon reveal Borderlands 2 , which is evidently expected to release next year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. In the past, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford had told the press that his studio will indeed revisit the game in question:
"I can tell you that myself and everyone at Gearbox LOVES Borderlands and we have been absolutely thrilled at the reception it's gotten from our customers and the fact that it's sold over four million units now.
So you can see that we supported the game like mad with lots of great DLC and you can imagine that we're going to want to do a lot of things with Borderlands in the future. But we've only announced what we've announced. If we haven't announced it, it doesn't exist."
Yeah, we remember him saying that. He went on to say that a promise to customers shouldn't be made until the commitment exists to follow through on that promise. And we have no doubt that Borderlands 2 will arrive at some point next year; we just need the official announcement and we'll be good to go.