Borderlands 3 PC Is An Epic Games Store Exclusive Until 2020
Following its announcement last week during PAX East, Gearbox Software has shared a new trailer for Borderlands 3. The video gives us our first look at the game's four playable characters and confirms the title will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13. However, players hoping to pick it up on the latter will have to do so through the Epic Games Store, as the trailer reveals the PC version will initially be exclusive to Epic's storefront until April 2020, when it will expand to additional digital stores.
Borderlands 3 is the latest in a growing number of games that are shifting their focus from Valve's Steam platform to Epic's nascent digital delivery service. In a statement, publisher 2K said this decision was in line with the company's efforts to embrace new delivery platforms.
"The PC gaming community has been an important part of the success of the Borderlands series, and we are excited to be partnering with Epic, who recognize its worldwide popularity and share in our commitment to bring Borderlands 3 to this rapidly expanding audience," said 2K president David Ismailer.
"Our mission, in addition to delivering the most engaging and captivating entertainment experiences, is to embrace new distribution platforms that will contribute to our effort to grow the audience for Borderlands 3," he added.
Gearbox also said that the PC version has been developed with hardware manufacturer AMD. As a result, it has been optimized for AMD Radeon graphics cards and also and Ryzen CPUs.
Borderlands 3 will also be available on PS4 and Xbox One from September 13. Gearbox has released a new trailer for the game, showing off some of its explosive gameplay and also providing us with a closer look at the four new Vault Hunters that players will take on their adventures. Gearbox certainly seems to be being more ambitious for its third entry in the series, and you can read about some of the new features coming to Borderlands 3 here.
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