Gearbox and 2K Games have announced today that Borderlands 3‘s next-gen upgrades will be available day-and-date with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, meaning that if you’re one of the lucky ones to have a next-gen machine in their laps this time next month, you’ll be able to take advantage of Borderlands 3’s next-gen upgrade from day one.
“Borderlands is a ground-breaking, record-setting, critically acclaimed franchise where millions upon millions of gamers have experienced one-of-a-kind gameplay, mayhem, and fun across multiple generations of gaming technology,” said Randy Pitchford, Executive Producer and Founder of Gearbox Entertainment. “With Borderlands 3 continuing to grow and launching this November on next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, there has never been a better time to jump in and join the fun.”
The next-gen upgrades will include 4K/60fps, as well as enhanced graphical features. What’s more is that there’s going to be an update for all versions of the game to allow for vertical split-screen multiplayer.
If you already own Borderlands 3 on PS4 or Xbox One, the upgrade to the next-gen version will be completely free of charge. If you own the game’s disc on PS4, you’ll just need to slip it into your PS5, providing you have the more expensive PS5 console that comes with a disc drive.
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