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Borderlands 3 ideas 'so crazy, so big' that it scared Gearbox

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Gearbox hasn't ruled out the potential for a Borderlands 3 on Xbox One and PS4, but even the idea for what the studio is imagining for it scares them.

“There’s a point where it’s like, ‘What should the next Borderlands be? Should there be another Borderlands, and what should it be?’" Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said in the latest issue of Game Informer.

“We had that discussion and there was this weird mixed bag. On one level it’s like, ‘Woah’. If you’re going to do something that’s called Borderlands 3 and it’s going to be done in this next-generation environment, there’s a whole bunch of ideas that come around of what has to happen in order for that to live up to what that needs to be.”

In the meantime, we've got Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. With Gearbox having entrusted the development of the game to 2K Australia, Pitchford explained, "It took care of that real deep interest we had [in continuing the story], but it also change the nature of the pressure of what Borderlands 3 had to be for us. If there's going to be a Borderlands 3 and what that would be"

"We imagine what that might be, and frankly it scared us," Pitchford admitted. "It's like, 'That's so crazy and so big that I'm not sure we can succeed.'"

For now, Gearbox appears focused on making sure Battleborn (revealed yesterday) is the best that it can be. It makes me wonder, though, what crazy ideas Gearbox has for Borderlands 3 that terrifies them so much.

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