Good news, Borderlands 3 is now available on Stadia! Bad news, it’s the version from October so it is missing Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite, the Mayhem 4 difficulty level and other fixes and features.
Here’s what Gearbox had to say.
We aim to achieve feature parity for all versions of Borderlands 3 early in 2020, but for the moment the version of the game that you play on Stadia has benefitted from the updates and fixes that were released through October 24. Noteworthy features coming soon to the Stadia version of Borderlands 3 include endgame content like the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and Mayhem 4 difficulty, dedicated loot pools for bosses, and additional bank space.
So just to be clear, the platform which offers you seamless gaming with no downloads is making you wait three months for an update. Are they going for a world record or something?
Borderlands 3 was added to the Stadia line up yesterday with Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, bringing the number of available games to 26. They are priced as follows:
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – £39.99
- Borderlands 3 Standard Edition – £32.49 (35% off)
- Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition – £42.24 (35% off)
- Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition – £70.19 (22% off)
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – £59.99
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Gold Edition – £84.99
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ultimate Edition – £99.99
Further to this, a some of the games are currently discounted Just Dance (40% off), GRID (60% off), GRID Ultimate Edition (60% off) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (60% off) for our Stadia Pro customers (which is currently all customers).
Stadia’s wobbly start comes from a number of different factors, the game selection and pricing being just one of them. The company have had other problems, such as announcing two free games for December and then having to offer refund to those who bought Tomb Raider or Farming Simulator. Oh, and there’s the little matter of games like Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2, and Metro Exodus being nowhere near the seeming promise of 4K60 gaming on the service. At least that Google Assistant button now does something, eh?
Even so, “Stadia is a wonderful streaming tech demo that gives us an idea of the patch-free, download-free future we could be living in, but little more,” we said in our 6/10 review of the service. “For anyone beyond those who simply must try out the newest piece of technology, it’s probably worth waiting for 2020 to really see how Google’s vision of our gaming future pans out.”