- The Borderlands franchise is rumored to be growing, as the development of Borderlands 4 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands 2 has been suggested by a job listing.
- When Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands performed well, it was described as a new franchise, making a sequel likely. The upcoming Borderlands movie bringing a new batch of fans to the series means another mainline game would make sense.
- Borderlands 4 may focus on the search for Lilith, while Wonderlands 2 could explore new settings or further expand on the fantasy adventures crafted by Tiny Tina.
The Borderlands franchise has expanded significantly in recent years, and if a rumor suggesting that two more games are in the works ends up being legitimate, then the series will only grow larger in the near future. Supposedly, both Borderlands 4 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands 2 are currently in the works.
Borderlands 3 is over four years old, meaning the suggestion that another mainline entry in the series is on the way is believable. There have been other rumors about Borderlands 4 in the past, with a prominent one suggesting that Gearbox was studying caves in the lead-up to the next game’s development. As for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, though its DLC was disappointing for many players, the base game performed very well. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick described the game as the company’s “best new franchise launch in several years,” with Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ impressive sales making a sequel unsurprising.
The idea that new Borderlands and Wonderlands games are in the works comes courtesy of a LinkedIn profile for a Gearbox developer, with the information reported by comicbook.com. While all rumors and leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, as there is a chance that the developer listing the two games simply mistyped, that does seem unlikely. No information is provided as to when these two games could release, though it would make sense for Borderlands 4 to come out first, as there has been a longer wait between it and its predecessor. Additionally, Wonderlands 2 could be built from the tech used in Borderlands 4 like the original Wonderlands was, though this is just speculation.
Considering how successful Borderlands has been for Gearbox, and with a live action Borderlands movie on the way, going full steam ahead with the series makes perfect sense. After all, the film could bring in many new fans that would find a modern Borderlands game more appealing than one that is several years old. Further, with Tiny Tina also set to feature in the movie and likely to be a big hit with audiences given how popular the video game version of her has been, another Wonderlands game with her at the center of the story would surely be a hit. Whether it is a larger game with more content or serves as another small-scale spin-off remains to be seen, though a bigger game with more extensive post-launch support seems possible given how much of a commercial success the first Wonderlands was.
As for what these two potential games could entail, fans have a few ideas. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands 2 will surely be another make-believe adventure crafted by its leading lady, either doubling down on fantasy or embracing a new genre, while Borderlands 4 is expected to feature the search for Lilith.