Gearbox CEO Confirms That Borderlands 3 Will Not Come On Nintendo Switch

By Danny Smith , Updated Jan 17, 2017 08:25 PM EST

Gearbox CEO says Borderlands 3 on Nintendo Switch is not happening. Discussions fell apart for some reasons and Borderlands 3 fans must now cut-off all hopes of playing the game in Nintendo's new console.

Gamespot quotes Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford's twitter entry as the CEO reveals that discussions with Nintendo fell apart for some apparent reasons. Pitchford replies to a fan that Borderlands 3 on Nintendo Switch is not happening. The CEO pointed out the Nintendo had other priorities.

The famous Borderlands series is released under 2K Games which is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. Many gamers looked forward to the Borderlands series on Nintendo Switch since Take-Two Interactive was on the list of Nintendo's confirmed publishing partners for its Switch console. In fact, 2K's NBA game is confirmed on Switch Console.

Pitchford confirms that they will release Borderlands 3 in April 2016 in time for PAX East. But the CEO explains that the upcoming Borderlands iteration might come in a different name. It can be recalled that Borderlands 3 was officially announce way back January 2015. CEO Pitchford even referred to the game as the big one.

Borderland's parent publisher Tale-Two clarified that the game is being specifically developed for the next-generation. This indicated that Borderlands might launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The games Personal Computer edition is possible too says Digital Trends.

The very first original Borderlands franchise was introduced in 2009. After its success, the game sequel Borderlands 2 was released in 2012. The game sold over 12 million copies and earned the best-selling game title in 2K's game history.

The third game installment called Borderlands; The Pre-Sequel was made available in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2014. Soon after, the iteration was also featured in Xbox One and even in PlayStation 4 via the 2015 Handsome Collection.  Stay tuned for more gamenguide news and update.

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