Borderlands 3 Release Date Rumors (When to Expect)

Borderlands 3 Release Date: More than two years have passed since Borderlands 2, the last edition of the popular First Person Shooting, Action Role Playing game, was released for the PC, the Xbox and the Playstation 3. That game was critically acclaimed and was a commercial success. Now, with news and rumours doing the rounds that Borderlands 3 is set to release possibly in middle or late 2018. Fans and enthusiasts are waiting for news regarding Borderlands 3 Release Date. Well, we have some, but a bit of context is necessary.

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Borderlands 3 Release Date

The last time {DLC, or downloadable content was released in 2015} we saw a new entry in the series, it was titled ‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’. Gearbox, the game’s developer, is yet to have any official word on the upcoming game’s release date. But keep in mind that the new game was announced in January 2015 with no published release date either. We do not see any visible timeline we can adhere to for predicting a possible release date of Borderlands 3. Battleborn the game released in early May this year.

  • Borderlands 1 was released in 2009
  • Borderlands 2 came out in 2012, and the Handsome Jack Collection came out like we mentioned before.

However, like a rainbow in the horizon, any dark clouds of doubt were removed when Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed as much himself during a panel at PAX East.PAX is an internationally renowned gaming convention and is an acronym of Penny Arcade Expo, is a series of gaming festivals held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, and San Antonio. The 2016 edition in April 2016 was held in Boston. The CEO also released a major bit of information at the expo: that Borderlands 3 would be released once the new game ‘Battleborn’ was available for sale widely and all of its DLC was done with.

  • Most of its DL is still on the way, leaving room for doubt if Borderlands 3 will come in 2017. Such complicated games take enormous time to finish development and shipment. Moreover, the DLC makes a game’s longevity even more. 2K, the game’s producer, has a big task on its hands.

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Game Name

Release Date

Borderlands 1


Borderlands 2


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!


Borderlands: The Handsome Collection


Borderlands 3

Mid 2018

Technically, Borderlands 3, when released, will be the 4th member of the best-selling Borderlands franchise. 2K Australia released ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!’ a delightful addition to the family after Borderlands 2 released. That was in 2014. While Borderlands 2 is still enormously popular with hard core gamers who want a no-frill game with bang-for-the-buck action. So the search for official Borderlands 3 Release Date is here to stay for at least a few more months for sure.

Borderlands 3 will have a challenge as it has to live up to expectations. That would mean an engaging gameplay, high-res graphics and a catchy plot, where the player can emotionally invest in his or her character on-screen. However, Gearbox Software has a proven track record of delivering high quality sequels to all of their successful games, and this time will be no different.

However, thanks to Gearbox’s reveals over the last few months, we think that Borderlands 3 is now actively in production. Not only do the creators want to take the game’s look to a whole new level with a brand new tech they are testing on the UE4, but a lot of the things they showed looked like they were straight out of a Borderlands universe. But while that hinted that the game’s production had begun, we now have reason to think that it is already in full swing. Thanks to Randy Pitchford’s new Twitter update, we know that he is currently doing some motion capture shots for an unnamed game. It also involves shots from famed illusionist duo Penn and Teller. The way Pitchford described his character also had a very familiar sound. So yes, we have reason to believe that Borderlands 3 is very much in the making. But it is important to note that it is in its early stages of development, and it will be a while before we get an actual look at the game.

We think an announcement has been long overdue, and this non-stop teasing has been driving fans of the earlier games crazy. A lot of big new titles have already been announced for 2017, and Gearbox Software is yet to board that train with Borderlands 3. With that being said, we as fans don’t really mind the fact that the studio is taking their own sweet time with the development of Borderlands 3. What currently hurts as an almost unbearably long wait is sure to pay off later when the game finally comes out. And we all know the standards that the earlier games in the series have set for future entries. So even if Gearbox announces the game in 2017 itself, it might not come out anytime soon.

This is precisely the reason why we feel that Borderlands 3 will release in 2018, and not in 2017. Gearbox being a serious player will not take any risks for this future game. We are expecting Borderlands 3 to be a truly open game, with hard core entertainment minus any glitches. We are expecting Borderlands 3 Release Date to be in September 2018 or later.

In fact, our speculation may have even been corroborated by those responsible for the Borderlands series. If you are coming here from our homepage, then you already know it; if you are just here out of the simple curiosity of when Borderlands 3 might come out, let us be the ones to inform you that publishing titan Take-Two Interactive has confirmed in their recent earnings report that 2018 will be the year of release for one of 2K’s most successful gaming franchises.

We already know that Rockstar Games’ third addition in their famed Red Dead series is coming out in 2018, but the promise of another one of that boasts of a similar reputation definitely reminds us of Borderlands 3. This is especially because we already know that the game has been in the works for quite a while, making us almost certain that the game that Take-Two was referring to (which they had conveniently left unnamed) was none other than Gearbox’s upcoming entry in the acclaimed Borderlands series. As fans would know, the franchise is one of the successful gaming series in existence, with all its installments gaining near perfect scores from reviewers and even establishing a cult status.

So yes, it does look like Borderlands 3 is headed for a 2018 release date. Now all we have to do is to get official confirmation from Pitchford’s crew.

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