Earlier today, developer Gearbox Software, in partnership with publisher 2K, officially kicked off “The Year of Borderlands” by confirming Borderlands 3 during its panel at PAX East and debuting the very first gameplay footage in an extended trailer for the long-awaited continuation of the blockbuster franchise.
Also during the panel, Gearbox announced:
- A brand new remastered edition of the original Borderlands called Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on April 3.
- A free Ultra HD Texture Pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on consoles, as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 on PC, will also launch April 3.
- All Borderlands 2 DLC will be added to Borderlands 2 VR for PlayStation VR for free this summer.
Below is a detailed recap of all the Borderlands-related news and announcements from today’s panel.
Gearbox and 2K today confirmed that Borderlands 3, the next full instalment in the original shooter-looter franchise, is in development. They also showed off a gameplay-filled trailer as a love letter to all the dedicated fans who’ve been eagerly anticipating the series’ return. More information about Borderlands 3 will be available starting April 3.
For now, please find the “Reveal” trailer and the “Mask of Mayhem” teaser trailer below:
BORDERLANDS: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION
In addition to confirming Borderlands 3, Gearbox and 2K also announced Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. With brand new weapons, substantial visual upgrades, quality of life improvements, all four add-on packs, and more, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is the brand new definitive version of the award-winning 2009 first-person shooter/role-playing game hybrid Borderlands, available now for the first time on current generation consoles.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition launches April 3, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC – that’s next week!
BORDERLANDS ULTRA HD TEXTURE PACKS
HD updates are coming for the rest of the core Borderlands titles as well thanks to the Ultra HD Texture Pack. This free, optional download increases the visual fidelity of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and its DLC on consoles, and provides a visual upgrade for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all their DLC on PC. Players will best appreciate all the added detail at 4K resolution, but improvements can be enjoyed on other displays as well.
All new and existing product owners will be able to download the texture pack starting April 3, 2019, making the Borderlands back catalogue even more enticing for fans who can’t wait to play Borderlands 3.
BORDERLANDS 2 VR
Finally, Gearbox and 2K also revealed that all existing Borderlands 2 DLC will be added to Borderlands 2 VR on PlayStation VR in summer 2019 and will be free for all players. Gearbox already responded to fan feedback earlier this year by adding AIM Controller support to the game; now they’re going even further by including all four content add-on packs: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. More details will be announced in the coming months.