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Borderlands 4 is in active development

Borderlands Movie

It’s a big day for Gearbox and Borderlands fans. Not only is there the news that the developer has been sold to Take-Two, allowing it to escape the deathly touch of the Embracer Group, but there’s also the revelation that the next Borderlands game, presumably Borderlands 4, is in active development.

A press release on Business Wire reveals that Gearbox has been acquired by Take-Two in a deal worth $460 million which is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2025. Under the deal, Take-Two will gain ownership of a number of valuable IPs from Gearbox, including Homeworld, Risk of Rain, Duke Nukem, Brothers in Arms, and of course, Borderlands. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is included, too, but we consider that to be a part of the Borderlands IP.

What’s more interesting is that the press release states that Gearbox currently has six titles in development, five of which are sequels and one is a new IP. It’s then stated that one of those sequels is the next entry in the Borderlands series, which is in active development. This is obviously Borderlands 4 for all intents and purposes, but will it actually be called that? With the trend in recent years to start giving later games in series subtitles rather than keep numbering them, we wouldn’t be surprised.

While the news of Borderlands 4 being in active development is welcome, it’s not exactly unexpected. It’s a very successful series, after all, and with a film adaptation set to release in cinemas this August, it’s set to expand to new mediums other than just games. We’re here for it, too. We love its brand of irreverent humour, over-the-top action and focus on co-op.

The only thing on our minds now is: when do we find out more? Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for an official reveal.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!