The next Borderlands is in development. We have known as much since January 2015. Though we have still yet to see what the game actually looks like. But during an event held by Epic Games at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford may have shared a peek.
Pitchford made sure to clarify that the scenes shown were a technology demonstration, not a game. “It’s a very Borderlands-looking production asset in Unreal,” Pitchford said.
So he didn’t show an actual game, but he showed assets that appeared game-ready, and said that this “really incredible technology” is what Gearbox would use for current and future hardware technology.
Pitchford also reaffirmed that Gearbox is working on a new Borderlands title and that we would hear about it soon.
Here are some of the images we captured from Pitchford’s technology demonstration, showing what the next Borderlands title might look like. It is worth noting that Pitchford played with lighting and other effects during the presentation, so some of these images might not have every effect enabled.
Pitchford’s 11-minute presentation can be viewed over at Polygon.