Borderlands Xbox One/PS4 Frame Rate Problems Reported

Developer Gearbox says it is working on a fix for The Handsome Collection's screen tearing and frame stuttering.

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This week's release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a new bundle that includes remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, hasn't gone entirely smoothly.

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In the Gearbox Software forums, numerous players are reporting screen tearing and frame rate issues. The problems appear to be limited to The Pre-Sequel, though fans clearly aren't happy.

"One of the main reasons I bought The Handsome Collection was for the better performance," one player wrote. "So, it just feels wrong that half of the content included is hard to play due to eye strain."

Thankfully for fans, Gearbox Software has now responded. In this forum post, Gearbox Software community developer Joe King said the studio is looking into the issues, but asked fans to have patience.

"Just wanted to pop in and ease everyone's minds a bit. The team is certainly aware of both the screen tear and FPS lag issues and are currently investigating them," he said. "Needless to say, things are quite busy and we appreciate everyone's continued patience."

In GameSpot's review of The Handsome Collection, reviewer Cameron Woolsey also noted frame rate problems for The Pre-Sequel. He explained that players probably won't notice them when they're in smaller, enclosed spaces. But frame rate takes a big hit in other areas, he wrote.

"In larger, detailed areas, as well as during intense battles, performance hits are common enough to become distracting, able to pull you out of the mood time and time again," Woolsey said. "The problem is exacerbated when running The Pre-Sequel in split-screen multiplayer, with slowdown occurring at nearly every interval."

In other recent Borderlands news, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said the original Borderlands--which is not included in The Handsome Collection--could come to current-generation consoles if fans demand it.

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