With the original Borderlands selling over 4 million copies, the new IP was truly a resounding success, both commercially and critically. That’s why we’re not that surprised that, after multiple rumors of a Borderlands sequel, another source has come forward claiming that Borderlands 2 is in development.
According to Eurogamer, a source close to the game confirmed that Borderlands 2 is in development at Gearbox Software and that an announcement from 2K Games will “be made soon”. The shooter will apparently release on PS3, PC and Xbox 360 next year.
Back in April, Borderlands 2 was seen on a developer’s CV, causing Gearbox head Randy Pitchford to say:
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.
Plans and efforts towards the future always exist with a forward looking studio like Gearbox, of course. but brainstorming and blue sky research and development should never be allowed to be construed into a customer promise.
A customer promise should not be made until that promise becomes sufficiently clear and ready and the commitment is there to deliver upon the promise.
Gearbox also trademarked the name Borderworlds back in 2009, adding to speculation that the game is in development.
While we always recommend taking rumors from unnamed sources with a huge pinch of salt, this is one rumor that does seem very likely, and could mean a Borderlands 2 reveal at gamescom later this month.