Two days ago, Eurogamer jumped the gun and reported that they had “an anonymous source” in the industry that had confirmed Borderlands 2 is in development. Gearbox had no choice but to come clean.
The game has now been officially announced and will be making a debut appearance at this year’s Gamescom in Germany and then at PAX Prime towards the end of August. The game’s official website is already live.
According to a rep from the game’s publisher, 2K Games, Borderlands 2 will combine “invention and evolution”. It will also feature “all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story”. Of course, it’s still set on Pandora but expect to explore new regions. The game is scheduled for a release sometime between April 2012 and November 2013. That’s a massive release window but it at least gives me a metric ton of time to finally finish the first game.