Borderlands 3 is getting a free PlayStation 5 upgrade, and it’ll allow you to play with up to four buddies in split-screen if you want to. There'll also be full cross-play across consoles. Alternatively, if you want to play solo, then you’ll have the option to enjoy the experience in 4K at 60 frames-per-second on Sony’s next-gen console – and, even better, if you already own the game on the PlayStation 4, you won’t have to pay a penny for the upgrade.
Don’t worry if you’re not planning to get a PS5 just yet, however, as Gearbox is also patching the PS4 release to include vertical split-screen, after it’s horizontal option was widely criticised. In other loosely related Borderlands 3 news, the next DLC drop will add entirely new Skill Trees to each Vault Hunter, so there’s lots to look forward to if you’re still running-‘n’-gunning your way through this looter shooter.
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Meanwhile, Remedy just can't seem to figure out the technology involved in doing an upgrade like this 😂
Wouldn’t it be playing with up to 3 buddies, instead of 4 given there are 4 players in total? Yes, it’s extremely pedantic 😂
I never played this one. Is it worth getting? I’m thinking I’ll get it around launch so I have a good 2 player game. It would still work with the DS4 right?
I really enjoy Borderlands 3 and its DLC so far...
I already have a good collection of ps5 games already. Feeling really cool.
This is great! I am hoping that the save files and progress will transfer?
Is the game still well populated on ps4? , thinking of getting the season pass but if the dlc is dead player wise then I won't bother
@SwitchVogel To be fair, it's more 505 Games's fault for that.
@TheNewButler Yeah, it's a generation transition like no other really. Pretty cool.
Really liked it. Played tons during lock down. Still need to play the DLC.
I have it on PC so does not include me. But good bonus for anyone that picked it up on PS4
I like this trend of free next-gen upgrade 😃
Perfect! Was hoping this would happen. Held off on playing all the DLC so now can run thru it on the 5. Excited to jump back in!
@SwitchVogel - If Ubi can upgrade a 5 year old game like Siege and 2K of all publishers offer this for free then 505 should hang their heads in shame.
After the Control upgrade debacle a few days ago they really have to back down at this point.
As much as I want to get a PS5 at launch, I'm still probably waiting a bit before I bite the bullet, that way I'll have more of a backlog for rhe console when I do make the purchase
Well, I can now finally play my copy that I have had since launch.
I really like Borderlands 3. It’s the first Borderlands I’ve felt compelled to get 100%. Just about to start the 4th DLC.
Now only if they would patch the “Master of all you survey” trophy, I could get the platinum.
This upgrade sounds amazing, but I’m sure I’ll be done with it by the time PS5 comes around.
EDIT: Anyone else waiting for the trophy fix. Just turned it on and it’s fixed!!! Platinum obtained. Finally!!!
@wiiware I do too, I only brought borderlands 3 a couple of days ago on sale so I'm happy with the free ps5 upgrade 👍👍
@Shigurui @AdamNovice @SwitchVogel I am half hoping 505 Games/Remedy will change course before or at release, and offer either a free or paid upgrade option for existing Control PS4 owners.
@KidBoruto I wouldn't count on it, they're probably just waiting for the bad press to blow over. I haven't gotten Control yet, but 505/Remedy's behavior here has guaranteed that when I do, it'll be a boxed, used copy so they don't see a cent. I understand that we're not entitled to an upgrade like that, but it doesn't sit well with me that they hung their longtime fans out to dry like that.
@SwitchVogel I did say free or paid upgrade, you don't see them ever offering a way to pay a reasonable fee to upgrade the PS4 version to PS5?
No excuses for not having splitscreen now. About time!
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