During a recent earnings report, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that the 2019 fiscal year will see the release of a “highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises,” and we’re pretty sure it’s Borderlands 3.
If this statement sounds familiar, that’s probably because Zelnick made a similar statement last quarter when he said that we should expect a “huge new title from 2K” released during the 2019 fiscal year. Sure, a “new title” could be something other than Borderlands, like a completely original property.
However, this latest hint pretty much narrows it down to Borderlands 3.
First, Borderlands 3 has been “highly anticipated” ever since Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford pretty much announced the game back at PAX East 2016.
Second, Borderlands is easily “one of 2K’s biggest franchise.” The only other non-sports 2K series that can rival Borderlands in terms of popularity is BioShock, which seems to be much further off than a 2019 fiscal year release window, considering 2K just now seems to be hiring developers for it.
Either way, when Borderlands 3 is finally announced, you can expect it to be riddled with microtransactions.