Officially publisher 2K aren’t saying anything but convincing new rumours suggest that developer 2K Australia are working on a prequel to Borderlands 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
The game is allegedly set between the events of Borderlands 1 and 2 and involves a younger Handsome Jack. You play as one of his four lackeys: Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer, and Fragtrap the military-grade claptrap.
The action is set on the moon of Elpis (complete with lower gravity) and the Hyperion space station, both of which can be seen in the skies of Pandora during Borderlands 2.
The news was leaked by website GamePointsNow, which also talks about new classes of weapon, including both lasers and the ‘cryo’ freeze gun. Because of the low gravity jetpacks apparently come as standard, as does the need to keep your oxygen topped up.
2K Australia started as an off-shoot of Irrational Games and worked on both the first two BioShock titles and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
There’s no clue as to when the game might be released but if it’s current gen only then the safe bet has got to be this year. It’s also more than likely that it’ll get officially announced at the PAX East event this weekend, which has always been a favourite of Gearbox.