Despite fans’ hopes that a Borderlands 3 announcement would find pride of place at the E3 2017, no such thing happened. But rumors have been going strong about Borderlands 3 being in development from several quarters. And much of that comes from developers Gearbox Software themselves. However, it now appears that Borderlands fans have stumbled across a significant bit of factoid, which, while not rock-solid, definitely seems to point at a brand new Borderlands game.
Fans of the Borderlands series have kept a sharp eye out for any details regarding Borderlands 3, and Gearbox’s 2016 game Battleborn has provided some important clues. Battleborn apparently has some very cleverly hidden Borderlands 3 Easter Eggs and the Borderlands fan forums have been exploding ever since the new clues came to the fore. With the help of copious amounts of sound analysis, fans on Reddit have uncovered what seems like a cryptic message pertaining to the upcoming game. The final message reads something like this: "Visit Prometea/ Children of the Vault/ We Are Not on Pandora Anymore/ Tannis Is Not What She Seems/ Do Not Open the Vaults." Check out the image below to see for yourself.
Anyone acquainted with the franchise would immediately recognize the connection in the Borderlands 3 Easter Egg. Although “Prometea” is not directly related, it reminds one of Promethea, a planet prominently figured in the series. Moreover, the name “Tannis” refers to Patricia Tannis, a character from the earlier games. The newly uncovered text reads like a warning message of some kind regarding her. We wondered how Mikey Neumann’s departure from Gearbox might affect the upcoming Borderlands 3, but it seems that the new game will retain connections with its predecessors.
It is important to note that Borderlands 3 is still under wraps, but the next entry has seen a reveal of sorts at the GDC 2017. But although Gearbox has not let the cat out of the bag regarding a possible release date, publisher Take-Two Interactive has hinted that the game will release sometime in 2018- the same year that their Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently slated to release. Moreover, a Borderlands 3 listing was recently spotted on a UK-based retailer’s website. Although we took that with a generous helping of salt, it aligns with the possibility of an announcement that could be on the way soon, considering all related factors.
Unless there is more news from Gearbox themselves, it is difficult to draw conclusions. However, we feel that we will hear more about the game, official or not, during the rest of the year. So keep your eyes peeled to our site for the latest news related to Borderlands 3. For now, let us know what you think about the newly discovered Borderlands 3 Easter Egg.