Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of developers like Rockstar Games and 2K Games, just released its latest earnings report and in it, the company dropped one of those news nuggets that gets the whole internet riled up. The company has alluded to launching a “highly-anticipated new title” from 2K Games next year and we’re all thinking it might be the long-awaited Borderlands 3.
“Looking ahead to fiscal 2019 [from April 2018 – March 2019], we expect to deliver both record Net Sales and record net cash provided by operating activities, in excess of $2.5 billion and $700 million respectively, led by the launches of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises,” reads the report.
Now, it may well not be Borderlands 3, but it’s certainly not a massive leap of a suggestion. Not only has Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford said multiple times that development of the next Borderlands would start after Battleborn had completely finished production. Battleborn is 100% done after doing really, really badly sales-wise thanks to Overwatch.
In March, Pitchford also showed off some rendering tech at GDC with footage of a game that looked ridiculously like Borderlands.
Of course, 2K Games does have some other big franchises too. Notable titles include Civilisation, The Darkness, BioShock, NBA 2K and WWE 2K. The latter two get a new entry every year and although there are quite a few online petitions for The Darkness 3, we doubt it would be the kind of game Take-Two would tease in an earnings report.
As for BioShock, there haven’t been any rumours that there would be another after BioShock Infinite. However, a 2K spokesperson once said that:
“The BioShock universe remains a rich creative canvas for many untold stories, and we look forward to exploring the next BioShock experience.”
For the moment, we’re hedging our bets on this 2K tease being Borderlands 3, but no doubt we’ll have to wait a while longer for more concrete information.