There’s a rumor going around the gaming community that the sequel to “Borderland’s 2,” which came out in 2012, will be a ‘pre-sequel’ according to GamePointsNow.com. The rumor alleges that this latest “Borderlands” title, which will be made for the PC,PS3 and the Xbox 360, will take place in the 5 years between “Borderlands” 1 and 2, and will be developed by 2k Australia in conjunction with Gearbox studios. 2k studios, as you may recall, have done work for the “Bioshock” series as well as the “Xcom” franchise.
The basic summary for this possible sequel is that it takes place on Elpis, the moon orbiting Pandora, and involves a younger Handsome Jack. Players would play as one of his four vassals: Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the LawBringer, and Fragtrap the Military grade claptrap. Since most of the action will take place on Elpis and the Hyperion Space station, it is believed that there will be new classes of weapons like lasers and ‘Cryo’guns as well as jetpacks to offset the lower gravity on Elpis.
While there hasn’t been an official confirmation by 2k games nor Gearbox, it’s believed that this sequel will be announced at PAXEast later this week and the game itself will be released later this year.