Fans of the Borderlands series can be reassured, as the developer Gearbox announced the publication of Borderlands 3 during its panel PAX East last week. Also during the panel, Gearbox confirmed the remastering of Borderlands: edition of the game of the year. The release date of the new version of Borderlands: GotY is almost here – here is the exact moment to unlock it and how to get it for free on PC.[[[[Update: Borderlands: The game of the year is available on PS4 and Xbox One. You can purchase it now at PS4 and Xbox One digital stores; if you are waiting for the PC version (free update or otherwise), it will be live later this afternoon, as shown below. In addition, Gearbox shared many new information about Borderlands 3, including the confirmation of its release date: September 13th. We also received the first details about his playable characters.]
the official Twitter account has confirmed that Borderlands: GotY will be available tomorrow, April 3rd. It will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at 7 pm Pacific Time / 10 am Eastern Time. Steam customers who own the current version of Game of the Year can download a free update at 10:00 am PDT. Physical copies of the game can be obtained on consoles, but are limited to US and Canadian stores.
When Borderlands: GotY was launched in October 2010, it brought together its four original downloadable content packs – Dr. Zed's Zombie Island, Mad Moxxi's Riot Underdome Riot, the secret arsenal of the general Knoxx and the new Claptrap revolution – in one package. This remastered version will do exactly the same thing, but will also bring new additions such as gameplay adjustments (such as a new mini-map, for example), a series of new guns, new character customization options, and more. Gearbox is also changing the campaign's latest template, making it "more appealing, challenging and rewarding".
In addition, an Ultra HD texture pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be available the same day as Borderlands: GotY. According to the official Borderlands website, the UHD texture pack will affect "characters, vehicles, weapons and environments". Gearbox has not specified how the UHD texture pack will affect the game. So it's hard to know if it receives more frames per second, if the graphics fidelity is better or both .
Borderlands: GotY is currently neither on the PlayStation 4 nor on the Xbox Store. However, it is currently available for pre-order via GameStop for $ 30 on both platforms.