Gearbox Studios wants to make another entrant in the Borderlands series, and they want your help to do it (assuming, that is, you’re a professional in the video games industry).
“The fact is, we’re not working on a new Borderlands game. But we want to,” Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said at a special Borderlands-themed panel at PAX South.
“We want to think about the future and we want to think about what the next Borderlands is and we’re going to need some help,” Pitchford continued. “If you are in the industry and you think you can help us, we want you to help us. We want to get started on a new Borderlands game.”
The studio exec also issued the news on Twitter, where he called for all interested “industry badasses” to get in touch to help out with the new game.
“This is the big one,” Pitchford said, possibly hinting at a full-on Borderlands 3 sequel with all the bells and whistles befit a next-gen game.
There’s no concrete details or confirmation at this point, and it may be months before Gearbox is ready to actually start development. Since the studio is expanding, that means its new “hero shooter” IP Battleborn won’t be put on the back burner in favor of Borderlands 3 (or whatever the possible game will be called).
In other Pandoran news, the PAX South panel also revealed a new DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel that takes players into the chips and servos that serve as the mind of Claptrap. That certainly sounds very much like something Gearbox would do.
The new DLC pack also adds the ice-commanding Aurelia, aka Lady Hammerlock, as a new playable character. The frosty baroness comes with a host of cold-based abilities and skills, and is actually the best sniper in the entire series.
The Lady Hammerlock DLC will be available on January 27 for $9.99, and will be free for season pass holders.
Also don’t forget that both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as part of the new Borderlands: Handsome Collection.
The new bundle will feature four-player split-screen co-op across both games for those awesome couch co-op sessions in Pandora. It also comes with a huge smattering of DLC packs and add-ons for the “definitive” Borderlands console experience. Sadly the first game isn’t included.
The collection is slated to release on March 24, 2015 across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the standard console games fee of $59.99.