Borderlands 3 is Now a PS5 & Xbox Series X | S Launch Title

Gearbox and 2K announced yesterday that Borderlands 3 is getting a next-gen upgrade and will be launching Day One on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

Players who own a copy of Borderlands 3 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the next-gen console in the same console family.

Borderlands is a ground-breaking, record-setting, critically acclaimed franchise where millions upon millions of gamers have experienced one-of-a-kind gameplay, mayhem, and fun across multiple generations of gaming technology,” said Randy Pitchford, Executive Producer and Founder of Gearbox Entertainment. “With Borderlands 3 continuing to grow and launching this November on next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, there has never been a better time to jump in and join the fun.”

Developers said Borderlands 3 is fully optimized to utilize the superior processing power of next-generation consoles.

“The Xbox Series X and PS5 will display Borderlands 3 at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution during single-player and online co-op, and all next-gen consoles will support three- and four-player split-screen for local multiplayer. In addition, vertical split-screen for two-player local co-op will be available from the get-go on next-gen consoles and will also be added to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions via a free update on November 10 and 12 respectively,” developers said.

Add-on content and save files will be ported to the next-gen version of the game. Developers noted that if you own the physical version of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One, then you will need a physical version of the PS5 and Xbox Series X to utilize these features.

“The Xbox Series X and PS5 will display Borderlands 3 at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution during single-player and online co-op, and all next-gen consoles will support three- and four-player split-screen for local multiplayer. In addition, vertical split-screen for two-player local co-op will be available from the get-go on next-gen consoles and will also be added to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions via a free update on November 10 and 12 respectively,” developers said.