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Borderlands 3 has been officially announced, plus the original is finally getting remastered

by: Russell -
More On: Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Borderlands 3

I'm not gonna lie, I've been anticipating today for a couple of weeks. Today at PAX East Gearbox made a few announcements, the big one being that Borderlands 3 is official. In fact, not only is it official, but Gearbox has been developing it for five years...FIVE! That's insane to go that long without anything major about it being leaked. During the announcement Gearbox played a new trailer...and then played it again after some technical difficulties. Just looking at the trailer makes me wish the game was out now.

In addition, not only will Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel be getting ultra HD upgrades, but for the first time ever, the game that started it all will be getting a PS4 and Xbox One remaster. The remaster though is more than just a straight up visual upgrade as it'll add in actual heads and skins instead of just color changes, Shift Codes, a mini-map, and four-player split-screen co-op.  In other words, Borderlands Remastered is going to feel a bit more like Borderlands 2. Whether it's HD upgrades for 2 and Pre-Sequel, the original getting remastered, or a brand new game, the upcoming months are looking good for the planet of Pandora.

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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.

For a detailed recap of all the Borderlands-related news and announcements from today’s panel, please continue reading. For more information about Gearbox Publishing’s other projects – which were also discussed during today’s panel – please see their separate publishing update email. And to learn more about the Borderlands franchise as a whole, visit borderlands.com.

Be sure to check back on April 3 for the next major Borderlands 3 announcement.


Gearbox and 2K today confirmed that Borderlands 3, the next full installment 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:

Reveal Trailer: https://youtu.be/d9Gu1PspA3Y
Borderlands 3 Logo: https://bit.ly/2JK5rDi
Mask of Mayhem Teaser Trailer: https://youtu.be/LkHNbsQMxPI
Teaser Trailer Images: https://bit.ly/2TCM0Mi


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! For more information about exactly what’s new and different relative to the original Borderlands, please see the fact sheet linked below:

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/2HIw5KS
Trailer: https://youtu.be/UKzMC90kaRw
Screenshots: https://bit.ly/2OuobFv


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. For more details, please see the fact sheet linked below:

Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/2HIw5KS
Trailer: https://youtu.be/HWGP4p8u3Ig
Screenshots: https://bit.ly/2UhRxMG


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 major 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.