Borderlands 3 Latest News: Everything That We Know So Far
July 21, 2017
As the release date of the new Borderlands 3 keeps approaching, more and more users ask: what is up with the game and what will it feature? One can only imagine what plans the publishers 2K Games have on their minds or what new features the developers, Gearbox Software, have incorporated. While the search for Borderlands 3 latest news is still on, we thought we would bring you all the updates and the lowdown on the game. Let’s begin.
Borderlands 3 Latest News: Mike Neumann, Lead Writer, Has Left
We start with a piece of disturbing if a must-know piece of news. Mikey Neumann, who made a name and etched his place in the hearts and minds of all gaming enthusiasts after his work on previous installments in the Borderlands franchise, has exited the game. Neumann has multiple sclerosis and it is more than likely that he has left due to the complications arising from this debilitating disease. Randy Pitchford, who happens to be the CEO of Gearbox Software, had earlier hailed him as the “Creative Champion” of the game. High praise, indeed, coming from Pitchford, who is said to be notoriously hard to please.
What impact might Neumann’s departure have on the latest news on Borderlands 3? That is pretty hard to tell at the moment but it might end up pushing back the release date of the new game. Also, the gameplay features themselves might change, given that the other writers who will fill his shoes will give the game a different flavor.
Borderlands 3 Latest News: A Word on the Name
While we are waiting for Borderlands 3 to arrive, there is already some confusion about whether the new game will actually retain that name. Back at the PAX South in 2015, Pitchford had stated that while the studio was indeed working on what he referred to as the “big one,” he refused to name the new game. Also, he divulged one more secret: that the studio was already planning to hire more staff for the new game. At the PAX South next year, Pitchford went a step further: he declared that the game could even come with a different name. Also, Scott Kester, who gained worldwide recognition for his work as the art director of the Borderlands 2 game, is set to return for the new title.
We must conclude this write up on the Borderlands 3 latest news by saying that some parts of the new game may already exist! In fact, Gearbox is said to have incorporated a related Easter Egg inside Battleborn’s Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion DLC. Some graffiti, referring to “Promethea,” was spotted on a wall in the game. Promethea is a planet in the universe of Borderlands. Is Gearbox Software trying to tell us something? Only time will tell.