Borderlands 3 Is Coming To Next-Gen Consoles

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Gearbox announced today that Borderlands 3 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S in the future and these next-gen versions will support three and four-player split-screen.


These new ports will available for free to current owners of Borderlands 3 on PS4 and Xbox One. Those older consoles will also be receiving an update in the future that will bring support for vertical split-screen co-op action. No date was given for when to expect these new next-gen ports.

Gearbox also confirmed a new paid DLC pack coming out later this year which will add new skill trees for all playable vault hunters. 

Borderlands 3 is one of many current-gen games making the leap to PS5 and the new Xbox consoles. Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online, Division 2, Destiny 2, and Grand Theft Auto Online are all making the leap to next-gen consoles sometime in the future too. Most publishers and developers are taking the same path as Borderlands 3 and letting players upgrade to the new consoles for free, assuming they already own the current-gen versions. However, there are exceptions, like Control. Players will have to buy new versions of that game if they want to play on next-gen.


Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.



I haven’t thought of this until now, but what’s stopping me from buying a digital version of a game for One X right before getting a Series X? I guess nothing? I wonder how the stores will work on these consoles with stuff like this. Like if I’m looking at the store on the Series X, will I only see versions of games for that console and not the backward compatible version? I would assume so.