What to expect from the Gearbox E3 2021 stream

What to expect from the Gearbox E3 2021 stream

Will Gearbox deliver the magic this weekend—or just games?


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Just leave the pack of cards in the hotel room, eh Randy?

When and how to watch the Gearbox E3 Showcase

Gearbox Software's E3 show kicks off at 2 pm PT (click here to convert to your timezone) on Saturday, June 12th. You can catch the event live on the official E3 Twitch stream.

Yup, more Borderlands.

The Borderlands developer is, shockingly, probably going to deliver more Borderlands this weekend. Gearbox is rumoured to be working on a new Borderlands spin-off (a la the Pre-Sequel) and is currently teasing a new game at bechaoticgreat.com, set to be announced on Thursday's Summer Games Fest Kickoff stream. 

As spotted by Wario64, the site code contains references to a game called "Wonderlands", which is speculated to be a Tiny Tina centred spin-off. Whatever Wonderlands turns out to be, expect a deeper dive on Saturday after this week's reveal. 

Any new events or DLC drops coming to Borderlands 3 will likely also be announced on Saturday. If we're lucky, we may even see our first tease of Eli Roth's Borderlands movie.

Gearbox Publishing 

Beyond Borderlands, Saturday's showcase should also give us an update on what's happening with Gearbox's publishing wing. The big one here is Homeworld 3, following up Gearbox's work on the Homeworld Remastered Collection and ground-based spin-off Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak with a brand new spacefaring sequel. 

Since its announcement in 2019, we've seen a whole 30 seconds of Homeworld 3. Let's hope Saturday gives us a little more.

Gearbox is also publishing Tribes of Midgard, a co-op Viking survival game that's slated for release later this year. Other than that, though, we don't have too much insight into what Gearbox is currently working on. In the past, the publisher has helped push out games like Risk of Rain 2, We Happy Few and Godfall, and also holds the rights to much older series—notably Duke Nukem and Brothers in Arms, the latter of which is currently being adapted into a TV series. 

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