Though it’ll hardly come as a surprise to anyone with a passing knowledge of Gearbox and its stable of franchises, it seems as though the existence of in-development sequels, Borderlands 4 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands 2 could have been outed early thanks to mentions of the titles on the LinkedIn profile of former Lost Boys Interactive (a Gearbox studio) technical Director Randel Reiss.
Reiss, who worked at the studio on a contract basiss in early 2022, had previously listed his experience at Lost Boys Interactive to say include his role to, “Plan and engineer development on Borderlands 4 UE4, Tiny Tina’s Wonderland UE4, Brothers in Arms UE4, WWE2K23, Amazon’s New World, Elder Scroll Online, Tiny Tina’s Wonderland 2 UE4, Zombie Sim UE4, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X(S),” suggesting both projects have been in the works for over a year at minimum and that both will continue to be built on the Unreal Engine 4.
The listing, originally spotted by VGC, has since been updated to remove mention of Borderlands 4 or TTW2 and instead simply refers to “Unannounced Sequel UE4” in both spots.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see what happens with both projects going forward, with recent industry rumblings suggesting that parent company Embracer is apparently eyeing off a sale of Gearbox or seeing it spun off into its own outfit.
We gave Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands an 8/10 in our review in March last year, saying “While Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands doesn’t offer a vastly different experience from what came before, it does venture outside of its comfort zone enough to establish its own identity. It’s an excellent extension of the already great Assault On Dragon Keep, and is a worthwhile adventure for any fan of the series, with extensive build crafting, an entertaining cast of characters, and a world worth exploring.”