We're just about in the final stretch when it comes to Borderlands 3 and Gearbox rolled out a trailer called Claptrap Presents: Pandora, where the little fella and his obviously big-budget camera crew work advertising wonders. Sort of.
Okay, not really wonders, but you could argue that the fact he even got to the point is a wonder in itself, since Claptrap hasn't exactly been designed for silent contemplation.
Anyway, much like its predecessors Borderlands 3 is still focused on Pandora, and as Claptrap's Tarantino alternative has shown, it weeps for some animal conservation efforts. Or not - the choice is likely to be yours.
Obviously, there will be a few Borderlands 3 creatures that will be a bit trickier to find, which opens up creative possibilities of its own.
That being said, Borderlands 3 will not be set exclusively on Pandora and it is the first game in the franchise to explore what's beyond.
"Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more", they wrote.
Gearbox apparently even had some Pratchettian ideas for worlds, but those have proven too difficult to implement. Overall though, Borderlands 3 should offer around 35 hours of playtime, and that's without completing all the side-quests.
Gearbox's creative director Paul Sage said, "There's so much to the game. We go to these different worlds. The length of the game being 35 hours, if you just go through the main story - that's not including doing too many side missions. I think there was a lot of ambition right at the beginning."
Sage also said that the team have played a lot of games in the meantime and that Borderlands 3 has been updated with all the systems deemed modern for a modern shooter, which should add a bit of urgency that players may lack returning to its predecessor.
Borderlands 3 launches on lucky 13 September 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Epic Games Store.