Earlier this month it was confirmed that Gearbox would be making an appearance at PAX East, which is due to start on March 28th. In the announcement, it was stated that Gearbox “will have never-before-seen reveals” which got fans hoping that the studio would be announcing Borderlands 3.
A recent tweet posted by Gearbox has got fans even more excited for March 28th as it looks to have all but confirmed Borderlands 3 is indeed happening. The tweet contained a road sign directed to Boston, which is where PAX East takes place, with the date March 28th. The biggest hint though is the typical Borderlands art style. Gearbox may also have given us a subtle hint by including Exit “3” as the junction.
— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) 12 March 2019
Borderlands 3 has long been rumoured to be in development, and this latest tweet by Gearbox all but confirms that is the case. After all, Borderlands is arguably the studio’s most successful franchise, so it would make sense for them to be working on a sequel.
We’ll have to wait for the official announcement before we get any idea when we may be likely to see Borderlands 3 release. A 2019 release date, while possible, may be a stretch too far given that the game, as of yet, hasn’t been “officially” unveiled.
Publisher Take-Two Interactive did spark speculation of a Borderlands 3 release in 2019 or 2020 after they revealed in one of their fiscal reports that they would be releasing a AAA title for the fiscal year between April 2019 and March 2020. Borderlands 3 may be it, and if so, a late 2019 or early 2020 release seems to be on the cards.