Gearbox Software has posted a job listing for a writer on a new project that sounds a lot like Borderlands 3.
The listing is for a position on the writing team for an “unannounced AAA FPS/RPG hybrid with strong characters and central narrative thread,” and the qualified candidate should have a “love for comedy writing with respect for a serious underlying plot” and a “strong passion and demonstrable ability for comedic or satiric writing.” Sounds like Borderlands 3 to us.
If this sounds like Gearbox is woefully early in development on Borderlands 3, don’t worry too much. This writer won’t be shaping the plot or creating scenarios but rather filling in the gaps with additional dialogue and in-game text for missions and the game’s UI.
Gearbox is also working on a new IP code-named Project 1v1, but that project sounds more like a traditional first-person shooter that focuses on PvP rather than Borderlands’ PvE gameplay, which doesn’t leave much room for a writer who’s working within an established narrative.
Gearbox’s other major IP, Battleborn, is pretty much dead at this point, so the job listing isn’t likely to be for that or a sequel, either.
Back in July, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick projected the release of a “huge new title from 2K [Games]” sometime during the 2019 fiscal year, which runs from April 2018 to March 2019. Seeing as 2K Games is Gearbox’s publisher, it’s possible that this title is Borderlands 3. Plus, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford previously stated, “Obviously, there is going to be another Borderlands.” Hopefully, this job listing means that Borderlands 3 is on track and close to an official announcement.
Source: Gearbox Software