Gearbox Software finally announced Borderlands Game of the Year remastered Edition at PAX East 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s not a simple port as this updated version of the original game comes with reworked 4K visuals, four player co-op, new weapons, quality of life improvements and more.
It’s the first time we are going to play the first entry in the Borderlands series (which released a decade ago) on current gen consoles.
Borderlands 1 remastered version comes with all of the game’s DLC ever released including The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.
This remastered version of the game is described officially as the “brand-new definitive version”. PC users who already own the original game are in luck as they might be able to get this enhanced version for free. You can check out the official trailer of this remaster here.
It’s mentioned that Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players will be able to enjoy this game in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Although the game will come with “improved lighting, textures, and character models shine on every platform. Applies to the base game, as well as all add-on content”.
Quality of life improvements for the game includes a Borderlands 2 styled mini-map (next to the game’s compass) which can be turned on or off depending on your choice.
Inventory is also getting an overhaul with new options like to lock your weapons or mark them as junk. Finally, items such as ammo, money, and health will now be auto picked from the ground.
New weapons are also coming and there’s a total of six “named, custom-skinned” Legendary weapons which will drop from enemies or with Golden Keys. There’s a new reward system introduced in the game which lets you use Golden keys to unlock in-game items and rewards.
Also, those who have played Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel on PS4, Xbox One, or PC, will receive 75 Golden Keys and two randomly selected new weapons for free.
As requested, the game’s final boss is now more challenging, engaging and rewarding so come prepared as it’s not going to be a walk in the park anymore.
You can also customize your Vault Hunter for the first time in the game, thanks to the co-developer Blind Squirrel Games. Different customizable options include five new heads which can be equipped from the beginning.
Furthermore, the developer also announced ultra-HD texture packs for the Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
The biggest announcement at the event was of The Borderlands 3 and you can know more about it in our article here.
You can play Borderlands: Game of the Year remaster starting next week as the game’s release date is set for April 3rd, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.