Borderlands 3 "Definitely Isn't the End" for the Franchise, Says Lead Writers

While Borderlands 3 will tie up some story threads, its lead writers said that it definitely won't be the end of the franchise moving forward.

August 14, 2019

While it’s been quite some time since we last saw a new installment of the series, Borderlands 3 is finally about to release and give fans more of the story that we’ve seen across several other games. Given that we’ll see so many familiar faces from the past installments of the series, it’s worth wondering what the future of the Borderlands series will look like after the third main installment, but it appears that we can definitely plan to see more of the series’ worlds and characters down the line.

Speaking in an interview with DualShockersBorderlands 3 lead writers Danny Homan and Sam Winkler shared a bit more on what to expect from the game and how it ties together the various corners of the series’ stories, from the two main installments, to The Pre-Sequel!, to Tales from the Borderlands. Specifically, we asked the duo about whether or not there was any thought behind Borderlands 3 potentially acting as an ending or conclusion to the story that we’ve seen across the past Borderlands titles.

Winkler explained that Borderlands 3 is “definitely a successor to all the games” in terms of where it picks up from the previous titles. He added that over the course of its story, Borderlands 3 will “tie off some threads, have some new threads, and definitely isn’t the end of Borderlands in any way.”

Homan responded that “there is always room for more story in Borderlands,” and while Borderlands 3 will seemingly tie up loose ends from some of the past games narratively, the writers are purposefully leaving plenty of room for more stories to be told from the series.

Winker added that once players look at all three of the core installments of the Borderlands series, “they will see it as a saga together and whatever stories are beyond that, they’ll be connected,” in regard to what we might see from the series’ future installments. While Winkler obviously couldn’t share more on what to expect from the end of the third game, he said simply that “I’m really happy with the way that Borderlands 3 ends.”

Borderlands 3 will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13, 2019, and you can pre-order the game now over on Amazon. The game will also be coming to Google Stadia when it releases later this year.

For more on the game, you can read our recent hands-on preview of the campaign, and stay tuned for our full interview with Homan and Winkler.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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