Mikey Neumann is writing it
We’re on the cusp of the release of Battleborn, Gearbox’s hobby-grade meta-growth shooter. Since it’s still an unproven IP and Gearbox’s otherreleases have been less than stellar, the game most on the mind of the people in the room at the studio’s PAX East panel is the next Borderlands.
A few tidbits of information were given at the panel. Scott Kester, art director on Battleborn, will be shifting to art director on the next Borderlands(which might or might not be called Borderlands 3). Mikey Neumann (writer of the first Borderlands) would be penning the script for the next entry in the series. He also discussed a brainstormed-but-not-finalized character Scooper, son of series staple Scooter.
Those details may have been scant, but Gearbox suggested more could be included in Battleborn. Studio head Randy Pitchford hinted, “There’s already a lot of Borderlands Easter eggs in Battleborn. But they’re all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put Easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?” Battleborn creative director Randy Varnelli responded, “We could do that.”
It sounds wishy-washy, but having been to a few Gearbox panels in the past, I can surmise this is one of those wink-wink not-announcements that turns out to be true. So there you have it, folks: if you want more information on the next Borderlands game, all you have to do is buy Battleborn and its downloadable content. Or just wait for that stuff to show up on the Internet the next day.
Gearbox confirms that Borderlands 3 will be its next game [Eurogamer]