Borderlands 3 dev confirms game is “much bigger” than predecessor

Joe Craven. Last updated: Aug 12, 2019
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Anthony Nicholson, Senior Producer at Gearbox Software, has revealed that Borderlands 3 will be “much bigger” than Borderlands 2, and shared some more story details. 

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Borderlands 3 is Gearbox Studios’ latest instalment into the Borderlands series, following on from the resounding success brought about by the first two titles. By 2015, the Borderlands series had sold upwards of 26 million copies worldwide. 

However, it has been 7 years since the series had a fresh title – ignoring a couple of spin-off games made by varying developers. The title was revealed back in April, with the games official announcement trailer.

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Early in August 2019, Anthony Nicholson sat down with GamingBolt, to discuss the upcoming sci-fi game. 

Much of Borderlands 3 has already been revealed; including that it will feature up to 4 player co-op play, there will be cosmetic microtransactions, and that the game’s main campaign will last approximately 30 to 35 hours. 

However, during his interview, Nicholson expanded on that figure, explaining that there’s far more to do in the game that sticking to the main narrative. 

“It’s much bigger than Borderlands 2,” he said. “There’s all different types of side missions, there’s the main mission, of course. Then there’s other things like all of the different challenges that we have: like the rare spawns, and the enemy hunts, the crew challenges.”

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Borderlands 3 will feature the same visceral, sci-fi gameplay that has made the series so popular.
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“There’s so much to do in the game that I can’t express enough,” Nicholson continued. “And those are just different mission type things you can do. There’s also exploration, boss runs, things like that. So there’s a ton of content.”

Development on Borderlands 3 was confirmed to have wrapped up at the start of August, over a month prior to the game’s release. 

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Despite the tangible community excitement for Borderlands 3, some PC players have been critical of its exclusivity on the Epic Store, where it will remain until April 2020. 

Combining Nicholson’s responses with everything we know so far, it certainly seems like Borderlands 3 will be even more immersive than its predecessor, and offer players a wealth of new content to dive into. 

H/T: GamingBolt

The upcoming title will drop on September 13, ending a 7 year wait for some long term fans.