Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and 4K Update to Handsome Collection Coming Soon

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and 4K Update to Handsome Collection Coming Soon

Gearbox goes Borderlands crazy in April, with a new release and a neat free update to an existing one.

The original Borderlands is coming to PS4 and Xbox One with 4K support and all released DLC. The Game of the Year edition will also benefit from numerous quality of life improvements. What's more, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, released on PS4 and Xbox One back in 2015, is getting a free 4K update.

Following some amusing technical difficulties, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford brought the development team out to reveal the updates for the newly-minted Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. This remastered 4K edition of Borderlands adds numerous visual enhancements, allows the mini-map to be available on screen at all times, offers four-player split-screen, and adds support for shift codes.

"We had a lot of fun with the boss fight at the end of the game," Pitchford said. "There will be a hell of a lot of loot."

First released in 2009, Borderlands was a frontrunner in the trend toward open world shooters with light RPG mechanics. Its co-op play and unique sense of humor won it a large audience, making it Gearbox's flagship series..

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which has been available on Xbox One and PS4 since 2015, is getting a free 4K update. This collection included Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all DLC.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One and PS4, and the 4K update to The Handsome Collection will both arrive on April 3. It's worth noting that PC gamers who own any of the games on Steam will get updates for free.

This new remaster and update ought to be nice appetizers for Borderlands 3, which was also confirmed during today's PAX East panel. Gearbox Software also unveiled Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch for Nintendo Switch, and announced a handful of publishing deals.

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