Borderlands 3 Is A Six-Month Epic Store Exclusive On PC

The PC video game store wars rage on, with the newly announced Borderlands 3 the latest game to pick a side. Gearbox’s upcoming loot shooter, out September 13, will be a six-month Epic Store exclusive, the developers said today.


From the press release: “At launch on September 13, Borderlands 3 will be available for PC exclusively through the Epic Games store. Borderlands 3 will be available on additional PC digital storefronts in April 2020.”

It’ll also be out for PS4 and Xbox One.

For nearly a decade, Valve’s Steam storefront was the goto location for all things PC gaming, but the company behind Fortnite is trying to change that. In recent months, a number of high-profile video games have moved exclusively to Epic’s store, like The Division 2 and Metro Exodus, perhaps because Epic only takes a 12% cut of revenue (as opposed to Valve’s 30%) or perhaps because of other slick financial deals. It’s a divide that’s polarized many gamers who have grown accustomed to Steam and don’t love the Epic Store.



It’s funny how Epic talks about being against Valve’s “anti-competitive” practices yet are quick to make all of these games exclusive to one storefront meaning there’s no competition. Can’t really have it both ways. The only people winning in all of this are the publishers cashing all of these checks from Epic.