After numerous teases, Gearbox Software has apparently announced that a new Borderlands game will be released for PAX East, with a short teaser trailer released. While the video you can see above is not unique, it is specific to Borderlands 3, but it seems to be a completely new entry in the loot-based shooter series. Called the "Mask of Mayhem," the teaser leads the viewer through a sort of diorama in which characters and familiar enemies are posed in a manner that intrigues the game. It also gets annoying that some of the high-freaks with whom the players are struggling.
[ Update: The PAX East Panel has said with certainty that Gearbox makes Borderlands 3, although some technical issues hampered the experience for the attendees or saw the livestream. But the game is real and that's not all Borderlands fans have to look forward to. Gearbox will release an enhanced version of the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition next week that includes improvements to visuals and gameplay. In addition, both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel get an Ultra HD texture package that makes both games look better.]
It starts with a shot of Psychos who prostrates before being a very tall gunner who flanks himself is a statue of an angel figure holding a reversed version of the iconic Borderlands Vault symbol. As the camera moves seamlessly through other scenarios, we see a dragon, a character shooting from a buggy, a bunch of figures jumping each other, a robot ninja, and a lot of under-styled hairstyles. [1
This panel will be live streamed online tomorrow. The event will begin at 11:00 CET / 14:00 CET / 16:00 GMT (5:00 CET AET on 29 March), and of course GameSpot will be available to share the panel's news. Look forward to what announcements may come from the event.
In the past, Gearbox has confirmed that a new Borderlands is under development, but he added that it does not necessarily mean Borderlands 3. "Obviously there will be another Borderlands," said CEO Randy Pitchford in 2016. "We do not even know if we'll call it that." Since then, Gearbox has been very open about a new Borderlands. On Twitter Pitchford shared this new teaser with the message: "It's happened."
In recent weeks, Gearbox has chatted for a new Borderlands announcement, including a pixelated photo of a character staring at a distant structure. Before that, on an operating table, there was the picture of a kind of robot figure. Gearbox has promised "never-before-seen revelations, exclusivities and surprises" on the jury, so we'll soon get more information about what the developer is cooking soon. But it was pretty clear to annoy a game with a "3" in the title. In addition, it suggested that there would be more than one game to announce.
As for the release date, Take Two has "annoyed a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K's largest franchise companies," while its investors are calling for some time. This game was widely regarded as the next Borderlands game. If so, we can expect it to be launched by the end of March 2020.