Gearbox suggests Borderlands 3 will not feature at E3


Developer Gearbox Software appears to have confirmed that Borderlands 3 will not make its first public appearance at this year’s E3 Show, due to take place in Los Angeles between June 12 and 14. 

According to Shack News, “A representative from Gearbox Software announced to a room of journalists earlier today that there will be no Borderlands presence at E3 whatsoever.” Which will disappoint fans of the anarchic first-person shooter franchise.

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford also pitched in on the subject on Twitter,  albeit in a rather cryptic manner, saying: “For example, I could write it out now precisely and specifically that “Borderlands 3” will not be at E3 and many of you will choose not to believe it.” And adding, after something of a philosophical discussion: “In fact, this aspect of human nature is so powerful that it is more likely this thread will increase the volume of the debate rather than diminish it. It feels as if “Borderlands 3” may be destined to be the next Half-Life 3 in that regard.”

We’re pretty sure that Borderlands 3 won’t end up being a mythical item of vapourware like Half-Life 3, but it’s clear that Borderlands fans will have to exercise some patience. We’ll keep you posted regarding any developments, and you might want to keep an eye on Gearbox Software’s website.

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