Last thing I will say on this, as this is way off topic. If you wish to discuss Borderlands future, there are sections above specifically for that. Same for Battleborn.
BUT… they can not do “whatever they want” when developing games. Specially additional, post-release content. Funding for Borderlands and it’s following DLC comes from the publisher. 2K in this case. Supplemented partially by sales of previous DLC and releases.
But, mostly from the publisher based off of sales expectations and goals.
And, as a publisher, no matter how well a title sells or continues to sell, they will always push for a new product eventually.
There has to be a cut off. And, as a creative entity, it’s more fulfilling to create something entirely new, not just continue to add content to an existing item.
There may be a huge BL fan base, that would pay for more DLC, but… 2K also knows they will gain higher sales from a full fledged sequel. It’s a business. You have to end one game’s life cycle, so you can make the next entry more enticing for players.
Why care about the next entry, when you can still get DLC for the previous one? Why spend $60+ for a new game, when you can spend $20 bucks on a DLC that can add hours.
I mean no offense, but it’s foolish to think they can do whatever they want simply because Borderlands is popular.
That’s not how the gaming industry works. No matter how successful a game is, it always has a lifespan when it comes to post-release support (both in terms of updates, and DLC). And the majority of the time, those are things agreed upon between the publisher and the developer.
To allow the studio the chance to create new projects.