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'Borderlands 3' and 3 other game series that desperately need sequels

by Blake Chapman The opinions and views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of Byte and Byte's editorial board. It seems Hollywood has really done a number in recent years on the image of sequels and continuations of long established series. The stink of greed and unoriginality have began to really overstay their welcome in the eye of the general public. With Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Aladdin, Dumbo, The Twilight Zone and possibly more revivals on the horizon releasing in 2019, it could be inferred that that section of the entertainment industry is drying up when it comes to “original ideas.” This outlook has not reached the same capacity when it comes to the video game industry. Fans of long dead franchises are kept salivating for another official main series title, often to no avail. For enthusiasts of Gearbox Software’s action role-playing game series Borderlands, it seems a conclusive third installment is just around the corner. Borderlands 3 is not the only sequel that should come out of limbo. Here's a list of famous franchises still waiting for a much desired sequel.

Borderlands 3

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Silent Hills

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Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hills Silent Hills Silent Hill Pan’s Labyrinth The Walking Dead Hideo Kojima Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain P.T. Konami’s refusal Metal Gear Silent Hills Unreal P.T.

Valve: Anything with the #3

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