Hang up your 88 million rifle combinations lads and ladies, Gearbox has confirmed that Borderlands 3 is not currently not development.

Grit them teeth and swallow them tears though, for according to head honcho Randy Pitchford the team at Gearbox is hard at work two brand new IPs…

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Speaking in an interview, Pitchford made it clear that while a Borderlands 3 isn’t currently in development it’s still very much a franchise at the forefront of their minds. When quizzed on what the plans were for the the franchise Pitchford said “it should be massive.” He continued; “It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It’s probably crazy multiplatform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future.

I’m not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. Look. We know we want it and we know it should exist, but we don’t know what it is yet. But we are doing things in Borderlands that we’ll announce soon, that are good, and that I think people will be really excited about if you love the franchise.

Of course that doesn’t mean to say that’s the be all and end all of the Borderlands franchise, for the busy bees at Telltale Games are beavering away on Tales From The Borderlands, a new episodic series based in the Borderlands universe, for those who can’t wait to get their fix of Skags and Claptraps.

Elsewhere Pitchford once again reiterated that the Brothers in Arms spin-off Furious 4 is still very much in development, as well as remakes of the first two Homeworld games, which were snapped up by Gearbox after THQ’s closure last year.

No word yet on what either of the IPs will be, but the studio’s previous form of Brothers in Arms and Borderlands suggests that we could be in for as treat.

What do you want from either of Gearbox’s new IPs?

What direction do you think is next on the cards for Borderlands?