Borderlands Spin-Off Would Be Surprisingly Close And Will ‘Deliver Something Different’

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Borderlands 3 took a long time to get made, but according to new rumors, fans won’t have to wait another half a decade for their next outrageous dose of cel-shaded madness. According to the folks at Gamereactor, having delivered a string of accurate firsts in the past, the next Borderlands title is “much closer than you may think.”

Apparently, this next Borderlands isn’t going to be a fully numbered sequel, but rather some sort of spin-off that will “deliver something different.” Exactly what that will be is currently unknown. Can we get another narrative title, aka Tales from the Borderlands? Or maybe Gearbox is tackling a completely new genre? The Borderlands universe can be adapted quite easily to a number of currently popular genres, from roguelikes to battle royale. Sure, take this with a grain of salt for now, but making a new spin-off to coincide with the upcoming Eli-Roth-directed Borderlands movie would certainly make sense.

Meanwhile, in the here and now, Borderlands 3 has recently completed its second (and possibly final) season of content with the release of the Director’s Cut update. This is what was included:

  • Hemovorous the Invincible – An absolutely titanic Pigid lurking behind a door on Pandora that has been locked since Borderlands 3 launched. Only the most ferocious big game hunters have a chance to kick her chitinous ass in the hunt for top-tier loot. Rethink your tactics, refine your build, and bring some friends. Oh, and be ready to get clumped into Varkid guts – it gets messy!
  • Murder Mystery Missions – With brand new locations and a new crime scene analysis mechanic. Ava believes she is ahead of some potentially supernatural slaughter and has decided to document her findings in serialized podcast form. Consider yourself her armed co-host as you investigate strange happenings on Pandora, Promethea, Eden-6 and Nekrotafeyo in search of answers (and loot), with the help of some familiar faces. Eagle-eyed Vault Hunters can even uncover teasers, hints and secrets that can be traced back to the main story.
  • Behind the scenes content – Get an inside look at Borderlands 3’s evolution, from bloopers to cut content, and access a gallery of concept art, storyboards, lost maps and tons of footage that charts the game’s development.
  • Safe cards – Your ticket to upcoming themed loot bundles! If you’re playing with an active Vault Card, you can work on increasing the card by completing Daily and Weekly Challenges. There’s a selection of over 100 unique challenges to master, so you never know exactly what each day and week can bring. If you progress enough, you’ll unlock a huge supply of themed cosmetics, plus some extremely powerful gear that can be scaled to your level.

Borderlands 3 is available now for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4 and PS5. What do you think? What kind of Borderlands spin-off would you like to see?

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