Sequels are so synonymous with successful games now that we can almost guarantee that if a developer strikes gold with an IP, you can expect a sequel sometime or another. Apparently this will hold true for Borderlands as Mike Neumann, the Creative Director at Gearbox, sort of confirmed in a recent interview that one could well be coming, “Yes, I can probably confirm that there’s a chance of a Borderlands 2 [laughs]. I mean, with anything, especially a new IP, if people want more and you can make more, and everybody can make money and do good business there, it obviously makes really good sense to do that.”
We think anyone who has played Borderlands or even just followed its success could tell you that it would be a great candidate for a sequel. While it is certainly exciting to know that we can expect another Borderlands title, Neumann makes sure we know it’s not official, “Obviously nothing so far is planned. We’re working on DLC. We haven’t really had any talks about a sequel, other than water cooler talk like, “Wouldn’t this be cool” kind of stuff.”
It’s really very encouraging for the game industry when a new original IP comes around and isn’t instantly thrown to the wayside by dominate established IPs and it seems like Neumann shares that same sentiment. “But yeah, Borderlands is really exciting. Everyone here loves the franchise, and it seems like the public is really coming back with praise and love. So yeah, if everything makes sense, Borderlands 2 seems like a no-brainer to me.” Hopefully the Borderlands IP can become one of those dominate IPs that last for many cycles.