Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 is set to launch on next-gen consoles the day they arrive worldwide. This means players can look forward to jumping into the looter shooter on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S at launch. In addition, the game will receive a load of visual enhancements and some cool co-op features too.
Gearbox claims that users can update existing copies of Borderlands 3 to the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X versions at launch. Players can download an update that will enhance the backwards compatibility version of the game to a full-fledged next-gen version. The update is set to release on 10 November for Xbox Series X and S and 12 November for PS5. On the same day, the developer is set to launch new versions of the game for those who don’t own it.
Those of you who own disc versions of the game can also take advantage of the free next-gen upgrade by simply inserting the disc into your console. This will start the update.
Gearbox Software claims that Borderlands 3 on next-gen will come with some cool enhancements. In addition, players can benefit from two-player local co-op and 4K 60FPS at the same time. We don’t know what other visual changes will arrive with the game at launch. However, we hope some enhanced textures and physics come along too.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#37FF33″ class=”” size=”21″]To quickly recap the Borderlands 3 PAX Online announcements, the next-gen consoles bring a new level of graphical fidelity to the Borderlands universe, and Borderlands 3 is fully optimized to take advantage of their processing power. Xbox Series X and PS5 will display Borderlands 3 at 60fps in 4K resolution during single-player and online co-op, and the next-gen consoles will support three- and four-player splitscreen for local multiplayer.[/perfectpullquote]
Those of you waiting for cross-play are going to have to wait even longer. Gearbox has yet to announce a release date for the feature. However, the developer claims it would be coming next year.