The third iteration of Borderlands was released by 2k games last year on 13th September after an 8-year hiatus for the game. The off-beat humour, cool art style, interactive music and complex world-building of the Borderlands’ game had created a player base which waited for the release of Borderlands 3 with anticipation. The anticipation did not fail too as it became 2K’s fastest selling game ever, selling over 5 million units in the first five days, outmatching it’s predecessor by quite a number.
But let’s address the elephant in the room, even though Borderlands is showing good success, there are mixed reviews of the game. People who love the genre state the game as genuine irreverence, something they could relate too but a majority seems disappointed as the game doesn’t bring anything new to the franchise.
So the question comes, will there be a sequel to the Borderlands 3?
The creators of the game took 7 years which is a long time for a successful franchise and during interviews the game developers were clear that this game was much more than a service for the players but rather it was a passion project. During a promotional interview, the writers of the game Sam Winker and Danny Homan vaguely stated that Borderlands 3 won’t be the end of the ‘story’ and that there are avenues yet to explore.
Even still 2K will take their time with the official statement about a sequel and we can expect at least 5-8 years for the 4th iteration of the game to come out. The challenge though will be if they could create a new world and story line as the current one is overly ‘saturated’.