Publisher 2K and Gearbox Software announced that it will reveal more details on its upcoming game in the Tales from the Borderlands series this summer. Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford teased the game at the Gearbox Main Theatre Show at PAX East 2022. The game is set to launch sometime in 2022.
Pitchford spoke on-stage about the game during the event saying:
“I know many of you love the Borderlands universe, the stories told within it—we love it, too. We also know that many of you loved Tales from the Borderlands, right? Well as you know, some of the characters from Tales from the Borderlands made their way into Borderlands 3, so we really love that format as a way to create characters, create new stories, and explore all that differently than what’s possible with looter-shooter games. Because of the success and our love for Tales, and because of our interest in developing the Borderlands universe in new ways, we thought it would be fun and exciting to dive into the format of interactive fiction once again.
This time, we’re doing it to imagine all new characters and all-new stories from the Borderlands. So soon we’ll be announcing an all-new game set within the Borderlands universe and presented in that style of interactive fiction. I’m talking about an all-new Tales from the Borderlands adventure. It’s going to be releasing this year [in 2022], it’s published by 2K Games, and it has been developed in-house by Gearbox Software. And it has all-new characters set in the Borderlands universe. We’ve been working on this experience secretly for many years. And I can’t wait until it’s time to announce this all-new game this summer and show all of you what we’ve been doing. So please be on the lookout this summer for the announcement of an all-new Tales from the Borderlands.”
Tales from the Borderlands was originally developed by TellTale Games and released in November 2014 over five episodes. Acccording to Pitchford, Gearbox has already been working on the new game secretly for several years.