The forthcoming PlayStation 4 port Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will not include the original Borderlands, so franchise fans may be relieved to learn that multiplayer has been patched back in to the ageing PlayStation 3 release. The title was rendered offline-only following GameSpy's closure last year, but Gearbox has teamed up with engineering specialist 22nd Century Toys to get players connected again.

Bizarrely, the developer's actually put a lot of work into this late patch, offering enhanced voice chat functionality, the ability to sort friends, and even a long overdue Trophy fix. "Thanks to everyone for your patience as we worked to find a solution, and special thanks to the folks at 22nd Century Toys for helping to make this happen," a studio spokesperson said. Credit where credit's due – this is proper post-release support.

[via gearboxsoftware.com, eurogamer.net]