While unconfirmed officially, it won’t come as a shock that Gearbox is reportedly working on Borderlands 3. Given the lukewarm reception to both Battleborn and Aliens: Colonial Marines, the studio really does need a proper hit in their hands, and what more could be a surer thing than Borderlands?
A new job posting by the studio today once again hints at the studio is indeed working on Borderlands 3! Gearbox is looking for a writer for an “unannounced AAA FPS/RPG hybrid” and even mentions that the applicant must have “a love of comedy writing.” Yep, sounds like Borderlands 3 alright.
The full job listing is below in case you’re interested in applying.
Gearbox is looking for someone to join the writing team for an unannounced AAA FPS/RPG hybrid with strong characters and central narrative thread.
The successful candidate will join the writing team to write, punch up and iterate scripts in-line with established story and plot outlines. Responsibilities will include writing dialogue for voice-over and in-game text for missions, flavor and user interfaces. A love for comedy writing with respect for a serious underlying plot is helpful. The ability to work with a team and to accept notes, criticism and the iterative process is a must.
-Strong ability to collaborate with other creative people from all disciplines (art, design and engineering).
-Demonstrable skill in writing entertaining and engaging dialogue with meaningful character interactions.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to prioritize and execute multiple threads of writing tasks under a reasonable deadline commitment with professional organizational and team work skills.
-Strong passion and demonstrable ability for comedic or satiric writing.
-Published work in video games, comic books, web-based material, TV, or film.
-Desire and ability to work with an experienced team of creative professionals.
-Must be local or willing to relocate to the North Dallas area (relocation assistance available for successful candidate).
Again, all signs point to Borderlands 3, which isn’t surprising. No official announcement from Gearbox or 2K Games yet, but don’t be surprised if you hear it at next year’s E3.