"Borderlands:The Pre-Sequel" screenshot. Courtesy/2K Games

Is Plano, Texas-based Gearbox Software in the process of developing “Borderlands 3," the third main installment in the popular action role-playing series?” The studio, which was founded in 1999 by CEO Randy Pitchford, is recruiting for the “next ‘Borderlands’ game, according to Pitchford’s Twitter account.

The studio is currently seeking out an “industry badass” to work on their next “Borderlands” project, which was teased last summer.

"There's a point where it's like, 'What should the next 'Borderlands' be? Should there be another Borderlands, and what should it be?'," Pitchford said to Game Informer last August. "We had that discussion and there was this weird mixed bag. On one level it's like, 'Woah'. If you're going to do something that's called 'Borderlands 3' and it's going to be done in this next-generation environment, there's a whole bunch of ideas that come around of what has to happen in order for that to live up to what that needs to be."

Gearbox Software, which developed the first two installments in the sci-fi, space-western “Borderlands” series, served only as a collaborator in last year's "Tales From the Borderlands" episodic game series, which launched in November and was developed by Telltale Games. CEO Pitchford felt that Gearbox had provided the developer with the “keys to the kingdom."

The original “Borderlands game" launched in 2009 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, was well-liked by fans and received favorable reviews from websites like, where it received an 8.8/10 rating. The series' second installment was released in 2012 and was also praised by critics.