Mention of the games appeared on the LinkedIn profile of the former Studio Technical Director of Lost Boys Interactive, Randel Reiss.
Borderlands 3 was released in September 2019, with the spin-off, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, releasing in 2022.
“Wonderlands shattered all of our target expectations, both critically and commercially, and I’m thrilled to report that in addition to great financial rewards from this victory that will be coming our way in the coming quarters, we have established a firm beachhead.
“We now clearly have a new franchise on our hands, with future experiences already under development at Gearbox,” Pitchford said at the time.
Any potential future game in the franchise is likely subject to the ongoing turmoil at Gearbox owners Embracer Group.
Reuters and Bloomberg both claimed in September that Embracer Group was considering selling Gearbox, which It acquired in 2021 in a deal worth up to $1.4 billion, as part of major restructuring plans.
The former was told that Embracer had received interest from third parties keen on buying the studio. Potential buyers, who reportedly mainly consist of “international gaming groups”, already have access to Gearbox marketing materials, it’s claimed.
Take-Two said in August that the Borderlands franchise has sold-in over 81 million units since launching in 2009.
The most recent mainline series entry, 2019’s Borderlands 3, is publishing label 2K’s fastest-selling title and has sold over 18 million copies.
2012’s Borderlands 2 is 2K’s top-selling game since the label’s inception seven years earlier, with over 27 million copies sold.