Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, the developer behind the massively successful Borderlands series, has confirmed on Twitter that the studio is currently working on its first next gen project, and it's possible that it could be announced at some stage this year. The news will undoubtedly fuel speculation that the Borderlands story could be set to continue on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but as recently as February the studio claimed that it wasn't working on another Borderlands game, nor did it have plans to for the foreseeable future, so such a quick change of heart would be surprising.
When asked by Twitter user @TheFerns15 when players would see a next gen game coming from Gearbox, Pitchford responded with:
We're working on next-gen Platforms TBD. We'll probably announce something later this year.
There's nothing new in studios being so secretive about their forthcoming projects, but with Gearbox having struggled outside the Borderlands series for a few years now (Aliens: Colonial Marines anyone?) it'll be interesting to see what they've got up their sleeves whenever the announcement does come.
Borderlands fans can at least keep themselves happy safe in the knowledge that the Vita version of Borderlands 2, as well as Telltale Games' episodic adventure Tales from the Borderlands, will be landing at some stage in the near future.