Bor­der­lands 3 teased in tech demo by Gear­box head hon­cho

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Time to start prep­ping your gun-loot chest, readers, be­cause a new Bor­der­lands game is on the way! Well, sort of, any­way.

Dur­ing a re­cent talk at the Game De­vel­op­ers Con­fer­ence, Gear­box CEO Randy Pitch­ford took to the stage to show off a tech demo on how to cre­ate that dis­tinc­tive cel-shaded Bor­der­lands look. But along­side the the shad­ing talk and nifty tex­ture demon­stra­tions were char­ac­ters that looked like they were ready to step straight into their next game.

While show­ing off the power of the Un­real 4 En­gine on ve­hi­cle en­gines and road signs, to show the au­di­ence how the hand-drawn style changes au­to­mat­i­cally on dif­fer­ent shapes and tex­tures, we caught glimpses of a char­ac­ter sus­pi­ciously ob­scured by a gi­ant shoul­der pad and hi-tech gear. Could it be a grown up Tiny Tina?

They also showed off a full din­er­like area af­ter zoom­ing out from a light­ing and ex­plo­sives dis­play (which to­tally sounds like Tiny Tina’s area of ex­per­tise) that looked like a lot more than just a demo.

Ex­plo­sive re­ac­tion

Pitch­ford made no prom­ises for a se­quel, re­it­er­at­ing that this was just a demon­stra­tion of what a fu­ture Bor­der­lands game might look like, but this isn’t the first time he’s men­tioned it ei­ther. He pre­vi­ously said that the stu­dio’s next game af­ter Bat­tle­born and its DLC would be Bor­der­lands 3, so the tim­ing’s right.

While any fu­ture project will no doubt go through sev­eral dif­fer­ent it­er­a­tions and plenty of cuts from what was shown in the demo, Pitch­ford also had a mes­sage for se­ries fans. “If you’re a cus­tomer that’s look­ing for­ward to a fu­ture Bor­der­lands game, we’re work­ing on it. We’ll get you soon.”

Keep an eye on fu­ture is­sues for more ex­plo­sive Bor­der­lands 3 info

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