During its PAX Online Digital Showcase, Gearbox detailed the new features coming to Borderlands 3, including confirmation that it will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/Series X with cross-progression and cross-save support. No release date has been provided.
Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 players on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free next-gen upgrade for their respective console. Additionally, Borderlands 3 on next gen will let you carry over the content you’ve purchased and the progress you’ve made from the current generation. It’s unclear whether this upgrade path is relegated to those with the digital or physical edition of the game.
Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will run at 4K and 60 frames per second, the studio confirmed. Further, two highly requested features–four-player local co-op and vertical split-screen–will be available to all players for free. Vertical split-screen will also be added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game via a free patch, though Gearbox didn’t clarify when this will drop. Similarly, Gearbox didn’t specify whether four-player local co-op will be added to current-gen systems.