Recently the Handsome Jack collection was given away on PlayStation Plus and the Borderlands series has been around for donkey’s years on both last gen, this gen, a dinky PlayStation Vita port, and more recently, VR formats including PlayStation VR. Surely everyone already owns all the Borderlands they need, right?
It seems the build up to the third game in the series has re-ignited interest in previous games with Take-Two revealed that they have shifted over 5 million games in just the last three months, a huge number considering the age of the titles. This takes lifetime sales of the entire franchise to over 48 million games.
Yesterday a new video was released in which we got to meet Amara, “a powerful brawler, renowned champion of the people, and bonafide Siren badass.” Previous videos have introduced us to Moze, a battle-hardened soldier who ditched the Vladof army along with her BFF, a giant Iron Bear Mech, and Zayn Flynt, a partially retired hitman.
Gearbox has borrowed a few ideas for the game and has confirmed that Borderlands 3 will also have a pinging system which will allow players to highlight weapons, enemies, and points of interest without having to speak to your co-op partners.
When it comes to accessibility options all controls will be remappable so players can choose the best button layout for themselves, which in turn makes the game compatible with the Xbox Adaptive controller. There will be visual options for players who are affected by colour blindness, there will be auto-aim options, headbobs can be toggled, and there will be closed captioning included too. Free For All duelling will also be added meaning 1v1v1v1 competitive multiplayer. Asynchronous multiplayer will be present too so players can play while waiting for others to join.
If streaming is your thing then viewers can browse a streamer’s loot and loadout which gives them a chance to get some loot. If certain conditions are met Twitch viewers can spawn events in a streamer’s game.
Borderlands 3 will launch on 13th September on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and the PC version will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for a year.