Gearbox Software have officially confirmed that they’re working on the next Tales From The Borderlands game, scheduled to release in 2022. An announcement will happen this summer, and instead of being developed by Telltale Games, it will be worked on by Gearbox’s own in-house studio.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford recently teased the return of Tales From The Borderlands at PAX East 2022. The game, which isn’t confirmed to be a direct sequel, will feature all new characters and stories. 2K Games will once again serve as the publisher.
Pitchford’s full statement reads:
“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.”
The original Tales From the Borderlands released in November 2014 and was developed by Telltale Games. Instead of the usual first-person RPG that the series is accustomed to, the game followed Telltale’s signature interactive action with quick-time events and branching choices that lead to various outcomes.
Judging by what Pitchford said, we can expect an announcement of the next Tales From The Borderlands to arrive this summer, and it’s on track to release in 2022.