Borderlands 3 Next-Gen launch day upgrade for free!

With the release of every new console, gamers are faced with one main issue – there’s always very few options on launch. We recently heard about Microsoft pushing back Halo: Infinite into 2021, so if you were hoping to sink your teeth into some first-person, Masterchief action you’re going to have to hold tight for that one.

However, in its wake, the Borderlands website have announced that the latest title – Borderlands 3 – will be joining the launch day line-up in the form of a game-upgrade. If you own the game on Xbox One or PS4, you will be able to continue your adventure on the Xbox Series X and the PS5 respectively. It is also worth noting that if you own a physical copy of the game, you will need console versions including disk drives to take advantage of this free upgrade. This kind of service could possibly mark the end of remastered games, although I highly doubt it.

Free graphical and frame rate upgrades are nothing to shake a stick at. I played Borderlands 3 on the Xbox One S and that could only reach 30 fps. So in other words it was a right slog.

Backwards compatibility and free next gen upgrades are, in my opinion, the saving grace for next gen. At least if you´re looking to pick a new console up on release day. Name one game you´re excited to pick up on launch that isn´t also available on the older generation?

Being able to insert the disc or re-download games you already own, as soon as you plug in your shiny new console, and start right where you left off all thanks to cloud saving is something I wouldn´t have thought possible years ago. Long gone are the days of local saves, all confined to a 32 mb sized prison that was as easy to lose as my sanity when I die in the Gulag after getting a metric ton of rocks thrown at my head.

Borderlands 3 was released back in September 2019 to generally positive reviews, however, playing the game myself I couldn’t help but feel the game was a bit on the repetitive side. Who knows, maybe this is an opportunity to give it another chance.

Will you be looking forward to Borderlands 3 coming to next-gen or is it another one to miss?

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Marshall Burrows
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