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Borderlands 3 to be Exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC at Launch



Borderlands 3 art, Epic Games

2K Games has announced that Borderlands 3‘s PC release will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store at launch.

The game will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 13, 2019. The PC release will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for the first six months, coming to “additional PC digital storefronts” in April 2020, according to the press release.

“We are excited to be partnering with Epic who recognise [the series’] worldwide popularity and share in our commitment to bring Borderlands 3 to this rapidly expanding audience,” said 2K president David Ismailer.

Gearbox Software CEO and president Randy Pitchford made clear on Twitter that 2K is responsible for the publishing decisions for the game, not Gearbox.

2K also revealed the different special editions for Borderlands 3. The standard edition, when preordered, comes with gold weapon skins and a trinket. The Deluxe Edition (USD $79.99) comes with the Retro, Neon, Gearbox, and Toy Box Cosmetic Packs, as well some boost modifications. The Super Deluxe Edition (USD $99.99, USD $119.99 after September 17) includes the same, as well as the season pass, four pieces of downloadable content, and the Butt Stallion weapon skin, trinket, and modification.

The biggest edition of the game is the Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition (USD $249.99), including all previous content, as well as a diamond loot chest replica, 10 three-inch character figurines, a snap model of Sanctuary 3, four keychains, a cloth galaxy map, five character art litographs, and a steelbook case.

2K also recently announced Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, a remastered version of the original game now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has also received a visual upgrade with the Ultra HD Texture Pack for consoles and PC.

Check out the new announce trailer for Borderlands 3 below. The first hands-on look at the game will take place on May 1, 2019, on the game’s official website.

Borderlands 3 was officially announced last week, following years of teases, potential leaks, and rumours. This is the latest game to be nabbed by the Epic Games Store, with Observation, ControlThe Sinking City, and Detroit: Become Human, among many others, all making their PC debut exclusively on the storefront.

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Rhain discovered a long time ago that mixing one of his passions (video games) with the other (writing) might be a good idea, and now he’s been stuck in the industry for over six years with no means of escaping. His favourite games are those with deep and captivating narratives: while it would take far too long to list them all, some include L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption (and its sequel), Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Last of Us, and the Uncharted series.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players



Ubisoft Uplay+

Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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