Even if Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford says Borderlands 3 isn’t actively under development, GamePointsNow is reporting that another game in the franchise is happening.
GamePointsNow is claiming that Borderlands: The Pre-Squel is under development for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, with a story set in the five years between the first and second games. Set on the moons of Pandora, The Pre-Sequel will follow Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack before he went bad, as he chases down an ancient alien artifact.
Handsome Jack – or John, as he’s known here – would be accompanied by Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer, and Fragtrap, “a militarised claptrap,” according to the post.
The Pre-Sequel is supposed to include new weapons such as a freeze ray, as well as equipment like jetpacks in order to get around in on the moon’s reduced gravity. Players would also have to monitor their oxygen, which can be looted from enemies.
According to the article, The Pre-Sequel is being developed at Canberra-based 2K Australia, the studio which recently provided support to BioShock Infinite‘s campaign.