Borderlands 3, the sequel of Borderlands series, has been announced this week during its panel at the PAX East. An extended trailer of the upcoming game was also showcased at the panel. Gearbox Software, the developers behind the Borderlands series has partnered with its publisher 2K to officially start ‘The Year of Borderlands’ where, besides the sequel of the series, many other things were announced. The major announcements made at the PAX East panel included Borderlands 3, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands2 for PC along with Borderlands 2 VR.
Borderlands 3 – The Borderlands 3 is the official sequel of the Borderlands series and the fans had been waiting for it for a very long time. The shooter-looter genre video game was showcased at the PAX East panel where they also showed a 4-minute long extended trailer of the game. Earlier this week, the game’s teaser was released which aroused the curiosity of the fans. Gearbox is planning to make the next announcement about the details Borderlands 3 on April 3 and its launch is scheduled in October.
Borderlands: The Game of the Year Edition (GOTY) – Along with the sequel of the game, the Borderlands: GOTY Edition was also showcased. The GOTY Edition of the Borderlands will have new weapons, visual upgrades, four add-on packs along with quality of life improvements. The GOTY Edition is the definitive edition of the FPS/RPG game Borderlands. And with the GOTY Edition, Borderlands is coming to the current generation gaming consoles. The Borderlands: GOTY Edition will launch on April 4 and can be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Borderlands Ultra HD Texture Packs – The ultra HD texture packs of the game brings HD updates for all of the Borderlands titles. According to the company, the HD texture packs also includes the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection with DLC and comes with increased visual and graphical elements. Also, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and its DLC will be a part of this pack. The Ultra HD texture pack has added 4K resolution graphics to the games which the fans had desired for a long time. The Borderlands Ultra HD texture pack can be downloaded from April 4.
Borderlands 2 VR – The last on the list of the announcements made by Gearbox Software and 2K is the addition of four major Borderlands 2 DLC packs to the Borderlands 2 VR on the PlayStation VR. The Borderlands 2 VR will be brought out during Summer this year. The four DLC addition to the Borderlands 2 VR are 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. Although the launch date of the updated Borderlands 2 VR is later than the other packs mentioned here but it will be before the launch of the official sequel of the series, Borderlands 3.
Earlier, Gearbox had added the AIM Controller support to the game as requested by the feedback of the players. True to their word, Gearbox Software and 2K have planned to launch sequel, pre-sequels, remakes, DLCs, HD texture packs, weapons and more in The Year of Borderland. And the fans of the game couldn’t be more excited for this announcement as they took to social media to show how much they are looking forward to it.