A now-deleted Borderlands 3 Twitter post has caused a stir in the community with its revelation of a September 13th release date and the mention of preorder bonuses in the form of weapon skins. In addition, eagle-eyed Twitter user Wario64 also caught a now-deleted post with a brief video showing the Epic Games Store logo in the corner, possibly hinting at a timed exclusive. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford addressed irate fans on his Twitter saying that marketing decisions like this belong to 2K/Take2.
The Twitter posts from Wario64 with the leaked release date and possible Epic Games Store exclusive:
Borderlands 3 releasing on Epic Games Store (from a Twitter ad video that is now deleted) pic.twitter.com/d4v17GapWZ— Wario64 (@Wario64) April 1, 2019
Randy Pitchford's thoughts on the Epic Games Store exclusivity:
2K/Take Two has exclusive publishing rights for Borderlands 3 and makes all decisions regarding price-points, territories, distribution and platform partnerships. Please direct all inquiries regarding any of those topics to 2K. We are *just* the talent. 1/3— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 1, 2019
At this point, 2K Games isn't ready to confirm or deny the ostensible release date or any other information leaked yesterday. "We have nothing to announce at this time, but will have more to share about Borderlands 3 on April 3rd," the rep told Gamespot.
What are your thoughts?