Gearbox, the developer behind Borderlands, has teased another game that they plan to reveal at PAX East this month. Gearbox will be hosting a panel at PAX East, and they have already teased what appears to be a third Borderlands title, but this new tease looks like an entirely different game.
In the tweet, posted to Gearbox's official Twitter account on March 13th, there is a gloomy picture of an android splayed out on an operating table. The style looks too clean and rust-free to be Borderlands, in fact, it doesn't look like any of Gearbox's current popular IPs.
This has left a lot of people scratching their heads over what Gearbox is going to announce at PAX East. Will they be launching new IPs in addition to a new Borderlands? Or was the supposed Borderlands tease something else entirely?
Because Gearbox is a publisher as well as a developer, the announcement could also be a project that wasn't developed internally, much like We Happy Few or Homeworld. Gearbox is a developer that's well known for only a few IPs, so it will be interesting to see if they're bringing something new to their lineup.
Another possibility is that Gearbox plans to remaster a game from one of their older IPs, like Duke Nukem or Brothers in Arms. However, the teaser image looked to be more on the side of dystopian sci-fi, rather than a gritty war story.
In addition to the first teaser posted to Twitter, Gearbox also posted this image which looks like a view from behind of Maya the Siren from Borderlands 2 in 8-bit art. They also promised a new Borderlands game back in 2015, so everything else aside, it's about dang time.
Gearbox will be hosting the panel at PAX East on March 28th, and have promised “never-before-seen reveals, exclusives, and surprises," which sounds very promising. PAX East will run from March 28th to 31st in Boston, MA, and will also feature panels by IGN, Eurogamer, several popular gaming YouTubers, the Polygon Show, and lots of other fun stuff.
Hopefully, even non-Borderlands fans (if they exist) will have something to look forward to during this upcoming event.