At the end of its PAX South panel today, Gearbox Software announced it is teaming up with Deep Silver for an untitled racing simulation game that will allow the developer to wet its feet in an unfamiliar genre as well as embezzle as much money as possible into Borderlands 3.
“We are very excited about this partnership with Deep Silver,” Borderlands director Paul Hellquist said at the panel. “Deep Silver is a great publisher with a deep vested interest in the future of this industry as well as deep pockets for us to ransack.”
Hellquist admitted Gearbox Software had nearly run out of money when Ubisoft cut off its Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 funds, but the company was able to bounce back after it realized it could give Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel players half the usual content in a season pass while still charging full price.
“It was really tough when Ubisoft caught wind of our scheme,” Hellquist said. “We would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids and their dog and the fact that stealing is really the only thing we do now. We’re like Tiggers in that way if stealing is what Tiggers do best.”
No release date was announced for this new game but insiders say Gearbox will probably work on it for about three weeks before passing off development to a smaller studio that will be used as a scapegoat for when shit hits the fan.