Borderlands 2 is coming to the PSVR. The whole game has been reformatted to work with Sony’s magic peripheral with some benefits and a few tradeoffs. First, let’s get to the good news. This is Borderlands 2, and you can play the whole game on December 14th. It has been adapted to VR, so there are a few quality of life changes to fit the hardware. For example, you can drive in first person while aiming in a different direction by looking.
The first major change is called BAMF. An acronym for “BadAss Mega Fun Time”, BAMF is basically bullet time with all the speed improvements you expect. You will be able to use your skills, dodge incoming fire, and headshot your way to survival. It’s baked into the skill trees as well.
The four selectable characters from the original game are still available, but here is where we get to one of the compromises. Borderlands 2 VR is a single player game only. This feels like a missed opportunity, but any co-op skills have been changed to make your solitary journey across Pandora a little more accessible.
Borderlands 2 VR will still generate some excitement, and I am curious to see how it works in action. More developers will hopefully follow suit and give gamers longer and deeper experiences in VR.
I am happy this is coming and not to be ungrateful, but where is Borderlands 3?
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.