But, there is always something to be said for doing something that nobody else is doing. Everyone is leaning towards Destiny/mmo style. If Borderlands 3 stays as the classic single/co-op formula, then it will remain unique and it will keep fans happy.
Plus. The risk of creating yet another MMO style game in a saturated market. Destiny 2 and a new game by Bioware called Anthem are likely to take a lot of that interest. So, let’s say that BL3 becomes an mmo of some kind. With or without monthly subscription costs. Then after a year or two they are losing too much money and shut it down. Or, even, from the standpoint of history, won’t it be nice to be able to play Borderlands 3 twenty years? Destiny 1 probably won’t be playable in 17 years. Borderlands 1, 2, and TPS will be. Even if you have to keep some old hardware around to do it. It would be nice for the series to have that be consistent. Playable despite the factor of time and popularity.
If Gearbox wants to try a more MMO style formula, I think a better idea for them would be to create some new IP. Or even the gearbox IP mashup idea I posted about in a different thread.
Even if it’s just a 6 player Borderlands 3 with incremental improvements over BL2, I’d be happy. As long as there’s plenty of content. TPS is my favorite in many ways, except for the amount of content being a little too slim.