Borderlands 3 Is Set To Release On The Xbox Series X And PS5

Borderlands 3 Is Set To Release On The Xbox Series X And PS5
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Borderlands 3 from Gearbox has been a pretty stellar looter shooter all things considered. It expands upon the previous installments in compelling ways, including more open areas to explore and unique vault hunter special abilities.

The game has also been pretty spectacular in terms of the post-launch content it has received. There have been a lot of noteworthy expansions, featuring different stories, NPCs, and epic loot per usual. Now that the game has been out for roughly a year, it’s about time it got a boost in graphics and performance.

It’s about to according to Gearbox Software. During a PAX Online Digital Showcase, they confirmed that Borderlands 3 is headed to the PS5 and Xbox Series X — two next-gen consoles that are generating a lot of hype as holiday season fast approaches.

There isn’t a release date on these editions, but the developer did say they’ll support cross-progression and cross-save support. So if you have Borderlands 3 and have made a pretty big dent in the story, you don’t have to start over when switching over to the updated version on either the PS5 or Xbox Series X. That’s a nice touch that a lot of gamers will like.

Another important announcement from this digital event is those that already own the original version won’t have to pay to experience it on a next-gen console. The upgrade will be completely free. That’s a lot of great news for a game that made a pretty big mark in 2019.

What’s really exciting is thinking about Borderlands 3 on a next-gen console with better specs. That means 4K and 60 frames per second will now be possible, an amazing update if you care about these sort of particulars. Whether you plan on getting the PS5 or Xbox Series X, you’ll get to experience the premiere way of playing the latest Borderlands installment.

Holiday 2020 is just around the corner. Both Sony and Microsoft have pulled back the curtain a bit leading up to their respective launches. It could be a tight race, but the game offerings certainly will impact which console gamers go with.

Borderlands 3 is just one of many great games planned for these systems. You have Cyberpunk 2077, Hitman 3, Little Nightmares 2, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Things are certainly about to pick up in the gaming industry whichever side of the console wars you fall on. No matter what you’re into, the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 are packed full of exciting launches and announcements.