Yesterday brought the most Borderlands news we’ve heard in a while. I skipped the livestream (which I heard was a bit of a disaster) from Gearbox at PAX East, and picked up the highlights elsewhere.
The biggest news to ME was the announcement of the first Borderlands remaster…and that it’s dropping next week!!! THAT was the news I’d been waiting so long for. I already can’t wait. There will be quality of life improvements in addition to a visual upscale, but really all I want is to take screenshots of it on my PS4. The first Borderlands is my favorite Borderlands, hands down.
The ironic part of all this is that I JUST subbed to PS Now so I could play the first Borderlands on my PS4. Oh, me.
We all knew Borderlands 3 was in development. Randy Pitchford had talked about it off and on. It was announced. It wasn’t announced. It was confirmed to be in development. It wasn’t confirmed.
After all that back and forth, I lost excitement. Then with the Pitchford debacle not long ago, I started to wonder: what is even happening at Gearbox? We all know how Aliens turned out. We all know how Battleborn turned out. On top of that, in the past couple years, they lost some of the key creators of the Borderlands franchise.
The trailer (below) was solid, but it also looks like more of the same. I’m not a game developer, so I’m unsure how innovations would be made, but it’s been seven years since Borderlands 2, and we’ve had a new generation of consoles since then. I supposed I’d been hoping to see something that indicated growth.
Don’t get me wrong, I will still play the game (I’ve played the first over two dozen times; the second, which I liked far less, around the same), but my excitement is tempered.
I actually liked the Mask of Mayhem trailer more than the official reveal trailer:
I will also be curious to know a release date. I would hope the game is coming this year. Gearbox said there will be more news on Borderlands 3 on April 3rd (the same day the Borderlands remaster launches), so perhaps we will know then.
It also appears in celebration of the BL3 announcement, there was a Shift code for 100 gold keys in Borderlands 2. If you’re interested, I highly recommend checking out the Orcz site for golden keys.
I’m glad Gearbox has finally, officially (whatever that means at this point), announced Borderlands 3. I hope the game is coming this calendar year.
Some of the biggest news dropped yesterday (again, for me), was that Pathologic 2 FINALLY has a release date! It will release on May 23! So far it appears it will only be releasing on Steam, but I’m hopeful a console release isn’t far behind.
I’ve been wanting to play this game desperately since my friend T-Rex told me about it years ago. He was the first person I wrote to when I heard the announcement. I was like: IT’S TIME.
This weekend is going to be chock full of more Division 2 for me. The further I get, the more I like it. It’s not perfect (what is?), but it’s engaging as heck and the environments, color, and lighting are amazing.
With that I ask: how did YOU feel about the Borderlands 3 official announcement? What will YOU be playing this weekend?
Please be safe out there, friends. Cheers. <3