I’m generally able to follow Gearbox President Randy Pitchford’s manic energy, but two tweets he made this morning threw me on a loop. He doesn’t really announce Border areas 4, is he?
It all started with a rumor. Two days ago, UK outlet Gamereactor reported that more Border areas is on the way, specifically a spin-off that would offer “something else” than a numbered entry. This information, of course found its way to Reddit
Why Pitchford would feel the need to address a vague rumor is unclear, but that’s exactly what he did on Twitter today. Write::
“I am told of rumors that Gearbox” supports “or” co-develops “another Border areas Game (or a new spin-off game). These rumors are Not exactly. Gearbox is the main developer of future games in the Border areas Franchise (or a Border areas neighboring games) without co-development. “
Okay, sure, Pitchford wants to get away with misinformation, maybe because Gearbox has it a new parent company. But he didn’t stop there quotes his original statement and adds::
“More: We are definitely working on amazing things that we hope will surprise and inspire you. Plug: When someone out there has Skills-To-Pay-Bills and wants to get involved with some Border areasAction, we’re working on the big one. “
This is not the first time Pitchford has used the term “the great” to describe a game. In 2015, he also referred to the project that eventually became Border areas 3 as “the big one” during a similar recruiting interview.
Listen. One can assume that there will always be new ones Border areas Game in development. The wacky looter shooter franchise is Gearbox’s most precious possession and literally keeps the lights on there. They do one Border areas
What I can’t get into my head is Pitchford’s attempt to discredit the idea that Gearbox is a co-developer, even though that information, as far as I can tell, was never part of the original rumor. Then in the same breath he apparently announces a new one Border areas Play out of nowhere. Misdirection is a key component of stage magic. Maybe this is just the way the former magician draws our attention to something else while Gearbox does something more exciting with the other hand.
In any case, you just confused me, Randy. Why are you like that.