Gearbox Software, the developer of the Borderlands franchise, is all set to introduce a new era of true world exploration and superior FPS gaming experience with its next offering, releasing in middle to late 2018. Tentatively called Borderlands 3, the game will be specifically targeting eighth-generation consoles such as Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Not much of the Borderlands 3 gameplay is known; however, we can certainly draw some educated inference from the preceding games and a look at the competition.
Borderlands 3 Gameplay
- Borderlands 3 will be an action role-playing first-person shooter. Borderlands 3 will evolve in terms of open world gameplay similar to its predecessor Borderlands 2 which is still enormously popular among hard core gamers who want a slam dunk gaming mode with no frills attached.
- The Borderlands 3 gameplay will be based primarily on missions: the completion of them and collecting loot, which has various and sundry articles weapons, shields and skins and other articles important for the player to survive. Premium is placed on collecting rarities and completion of various statistics, which can be as deceptively simple as the number of enemy forces decimated.
- There are four playable character classes in the base game, each with their own unique abilities and skills, which in gaming parlance is called skill trees. Important characters can summon advantageous places like a high turret or can phase-lock enemies by trapping them in a sphere of energy temporarily.
Now, we know that Gearbox's Mikey Neumann is penning Borderlands 3. A new character is set to be introduces, one not seen before, who is the son of fan favourite Scooter. The character’s called Scooper. While Handsome Jack is not said to be coming back to the third game, the character arc may change later. Expect a lot of borderlands 3 gameplay based on hunts and taking out vaults containing replenishments like extra ammunition.
We are also expecting to see a rerun of the True Vault Hunter Mode, the unlockable game mode which is to be completed at least once in order to be playable again. This mode will see stronger enemies and increasing difficulty of finding rare and highly valued items, which earns extra points for the player. Now, we know that Battleborn, the new game from Gearbox, has plenty of Easter eggs and hidden information about Borderlands 3 and we have managed to glean some of them.
We expect a true open world since it is being made solely on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, like we maintained before. A more seamless transition between hunts,
- missions and exploration is expected too. Borderlands 2 was revolutionary in many senses, marrying action FPS with RPG systems and focusing on online cooperation a long time before any other game maker did. We expect plenty of in-game dialogue, but certainly not too much to overwhelm the player.
Borderlands 3 will hopefully play to its strengths. We see randomly generated guns and other deux ex-machina moments in the offing.
- Players creating characters will be a blessing: they will be more relatable, customizable and fun to play.
- Interlocking RPG, if introduced, would be a deciding factor in superior open world missions.
Gearbox will take this game to a new level with the much needed upgrade in Borderlands 3 Gameplay features, if they really take it online That way, groups of players can play in coordination and can unlock additional bosses and hidden stages increasingly successfully. Much of the gameplay will be decided by the capabilities of the eights generation consoles.
Few Last Words...
Expect Gearbox to tie up with gaming console manufacturers to provide a better, more stable and more integrated playing atmosphere to the upcoming Borderlands 3 gameplay.