Gearbox has everyone spinning right now, as some small details for the next Borderlands game were given out at a panel during PAX East. Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox, started the interview off by confirming that "there will be another Borderlands". However, he said that fans shouldn't get too attached to the name, as an official title has not been decided yet and they may not even call it Borderlands 3 at all. "We don't even know if we're going to call it that. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know," Pitchford stated in a comment. In addition to that, the Battleborn art director Scott Kester was confirmed as being the art director for the next Borderlands game. Scott was the art director for Borderlands 2 as well. It was also stated that Gearbox's Chief Creative Champion Mikey Neumann will be writing the story for what could be Borderlands 3. He was also one of the original writers who co-wrote the first Borderlands game. Mikey was asked what the story is about as far as the next game goes, and he said jokingly, "Everyone dies horribly".
Players should also be on the lookout for a surprise from the Tales from the Borderlands series, as references to the character Scooter could possibly show up in the game. Neumann stated that he is thinking about giving Scooter a son, nicknamed Scooper, who will have a really high pitched voice and run around the open world of Borderlands. The character itself was created "out of desire to appease Pitchford's wife, who was devastated by Scooter's fate within Tales from the Borderlands". However, this character is "simply an idea" and may not even make it into the final product of the game, which is something Pitchford himself made very clear. In addition to a possible new character, Pitchford also teased that upcoming Battleborn DLC will feature content from the new Borderlands game. This is certainly a unique way to get players to not only pay for DLC, but to keep players eyes open throughout the gameplay.
Although it isn't much, it's a start and something that fans have been waiting for. Borderlands has become one of the most popular gaming series of all time, with Borderlands 2 selling more than twelve million copies alone. It's no surprise that Neumann and Pitchford want to keep as little as possible from going out, as they want fans to be on the edge of their seats when it does finally release. Hopefully more details are given in the coming months, but for now it's back to the drawing board and guessing for fans.