Borderlands 3 is coming to next-gen gaming consoles

Joe White

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Something to look forward to: Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 3 is set to make the leap to PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. The developer notes that alongside 4K, 60 fps graphics in single-player mode, the next-gen port will also support three- and four-player local split-screen.

Gearbox has confirmed updated graphics and local split-screen support are coming to Borderlands 3, while also noting that new premium content is in the works, adding an additional skill tree to the game.

On top of that, Gearbox is responding to players' feedback and confirmed that it's adding vertical split-screen to the game's co-op mode in both the next-gen console version and the current game for PS4 and Xbox One owners. This will be made available via a free update.

There's more good news for current owners who are planning on upgrading to the PS5 or Xbox Series X / S.

Gearbox explains that the new ports will be available free of charge for owners of Borderlands 3 on PS4 and Xbox One, and that game files will seamlessly transition over to the new consoles, meaning players will be able to pick up right where they left off. The announcement post also hints that cross-platform play could be in the works.

No exact release date for Borderlands 3's next-gen port has been announced yet, however with the consoles slated for a holiday launch, we shouldn't have too long to wait.

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pcnthuziast

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New skill tree behind a pay wall even for people who purchased the season pass is shady, but I love the game too much to let principals stop me from buying the dlc anyway . lol
 

Namtrooper

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New skill tree behind a pay wall even for people who purchased the season pass is shady, but I love the game too much to let principals stop me from buying the dlc anyway . lol
Very shady. Hope it doesn't catch on otherwise I will be buying the base game only in the future and too bad for any extra content.
 

Evernessince

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New skill tree behind a pay wall even for people who purchased the season pass is shady, but I love the game too much to let principals stop me from buying the dlc anyway . lol
You say that now and I'm sure many other fans do as well but ultimately that's what leads to the decline in game quality. Just giving the devs reasons to care less and less.
 
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pcnthuziast

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You say that now and I'm sure many other fans do as well but ultimately that's what leads to the decline in game quality. Just giving the devs reasons to care less and less.
There is no easy recourse because game development as an industry is bigger than ever and the consumer base is massive and global. Point being that even if a million potential buyers decided not to buy in protest, there is an almost unlimited reserve of new gamers and subsequent buyers year after year.

Being the cheap skate that I am, I wish we had more power as consumers and we did once, but those days are gone and not buying a game on principal accomplishes only 1 thing at this point. Depriving the individual making the choice not to buy, of playing a game they would really like to play. Period.
 

Theinsanegamer

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There is no easy recourse because game development as an industry is bigger than ever and the consumer base is massive and global. Point being that even if a million potential buyers decided not to buy in protest, there is an almost unlimited reserve of new gamers and subsequent buyers year after year.

Being the cheap skate that I am, I wish we had more power as consumers and we did once, but those days are gone and not buying a game on principal accomplishes only 1 thing at this point. Depriving the individual making the choice not to buy, of playing a game they would really like to play. Period.
So what you're saying here is that your principals are dictated by peer pressure and consumerism.
 
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Evernessince

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There is no easy recourse because game development as an industry is bigger than ever and the consumer base is massive and global. Point being that even if a million potential buyers decided not to buy in protest, there is an almost unlimited reserve of new gamers and subsequent buyers year after year.

Being the cheap skate that I am, I wish we had more power as consumers and we did once, but those days are gone and not buying a game on principal accomplishes only 1 thing at this point. Depriving the individual making the choice not to buy, of playing a game they would really like to play. Period.
It really depends on how much you want to advertise it. You can get things done if you talk about not buying the game and the reasons for that on reddit and social media.

I personally don't like taking the public route and am fine quietly protesting. I've played so many games that I'm aware very few will actually provide what I'd call an upgrade over previous titles.
 

Nobina

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Hope it's not as bad as Borderlands 2. That game looked so good but after giving it multiple tries I could never finish it due to how bad it is.
 

Darth Shiv

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Hope it's not as bad as Borderlands 2. That game looked so good but after giving it multiple tries I could never finish it due to how bad it is.
BL2 with expansions I got huge play time out of. Wasn't bad at all. Not everyone likes grindy looters but if you like Fallout style games you can get good value from it.