Borderlands is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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Have you been holding out on getting Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in the hopes that it would eventually make its way to the new consoles? that wait may have paid off; there’s a shinier port of the game coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In March, you’ll be able to play both Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel on your new console; they’re coming together in one hand-dandy package called The Handsome collection. If you have played them, why would you get this for $60?

Well, it’ll be running at a full 1080p and at a smooth as silk 60fps – but you’ll also be able to play four player split screen at 30fps. Players will also be able to transfer their old gen saves to the new games, so you won’t feel bad about all that missing loot. It’ll also include every bit of DLC released for both games.

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For real fans, there’s a collector’s edition that’ll set you back $400. The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, includes a mini, remote-controlled claptrap so you can annoy your friends with a real-life annoying robot! You get to control him using a smartphone, which will also give you a video freed from his eye. That’s pretty damned cool – but not $400 cool if you ask me.

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Me? I can’t be too excited. I’ve played the hell out of Borderlands 2, and I’m finding The Pre Sequel less exciting – so there’s little chance I’d make the most of it. Still, if you’ve never played the games, this could be quite the treat. It’s just odd that it doesn’t include the very first game; a collection of all three games is something I’d very much like to own.

“The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”

Last Updated: January 20, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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