Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Borderlands 3 Confirmed to be EPIC Games Store Timed Exclusive on PC, Developed in Partnership with AMD

Well, that tweet that fans of the Borderlands series feared meant platform exclusivity on PC actually manifested itself. Gearbox today announced that Borderlands 3, the hit sequel to one of the first loot-shooters, will indeed be releasing on September 13th for all platforms - but will be distributed exclusively on the PC digital platform via the EPIC Games Store. Other storefronts will have to wait until April 2020 to sell copies of the game.

The game will also feature optimized performance for AMD's CPU and GPU portfolio, with AMD aiding in performance optimizations for its Ryzen CPUs, current GPUs and, expectedly, next-generation Navi. The announcement trailer and 2K's press release points to a story-driven shooter, that Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford pitched (ahem) as "a love letter to fans of the series, but also as an ideal entry point for new players to jump-in alone or cooperatively, on or off-line, in the latest and greatest installment of the definitive best-in-class benchmark shooter-looter." The announcement trailer follows.
Source: via DSO Gaming
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54 Comments on Borderlands 3 Confirmed to be EPIC Games Store Timed Exclusive on PC, Developed in Partnership with AMD

#2
sam_86314
I wish there were some games launching this year...
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#3
Fx
While it kind of sucks, at least it is only a 6 month exclusive. One year would be really bad.

sam_86314, post: 4024381, member: 178042"
I wish there were some games launching this year...
I am grateful to have a large backlog of games.
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#4
spectatorx
Fx, post: 4024382, member: 61283"
While it kind of sucks, at least it is only a 6 month exclusive. One year would be really bad. It could have been indefinitely exclusive like other titles that come to mind...



I am grateful to have a large backlog of games.
Important question still remains valid and unanswered: online activity will be handled by steam or egs?
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#5
Robcostyle
Money spoil people. Thats what you get, when such a trash like epic takes over, earns aLOT for short amount of time.

This is not about steam, don’t really care about it, besides, I prefer the industry being more GOG approach, with games being OWNED, not RENTED - it’s just makes me sick to see such an unfair competition. And even more sick knowing that all the earnings epics made due to fortnite garbage - an undeniable monument of human dull indolence.

Gamedev needs two things ASAP: some tough, iron-hand regulation, and new wave of talented people with lots of fresh ideas and breathtaking stories - tired of all these endless, donate and chineseRainbow infested, senseless time-killing online ant-heaps
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#6
silentbogo
Raevenlord, post: 4024378, member: 166527"
The game will also feature optimized performance for AMD's CPU and GPU portfolio
Well, that's more interesting, since BL1&2 was a poster child for NVidia PhysX.
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#7
Vayra86
Robcostyle, post: 4024391, member: 176192"
Gamedev needs two things ASAP: some tough, iron-hand regulation, and new wave of talented people with lots of fresh ideas and breathtaking stories - tired of all these endless, donate and chineseRainbow infested, senseless time-killing online ant-heaps
Regulation is starting to get fired up... we had the lootbox is gambling ruling in Belgium and there are more countries looking at it.

As for those talented people... they're there, but you need to dig deep, there is a huge world of indie devs out there doing cool things. Some of them hit more major releases as well.
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#8
diatribe
Bullshit!

As a Borderlands fan and a store exclusives opponent, this really pisses me off.
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#9
moproblems99
Robcostyle, post: 4024391, member: 176192"
Gamedev needs two things ASAP: some tough, iron-hand regulation, and new wave of talented people with lots of fresh ideas and breathtaking stories - tired of all these endless, donate and chineseRainbow infested, senseless time-killing online ant-heaps
I can't quite figure out what regulation would do for you. Would the regulation force devs to release games on every store? Publishers? Would that mean that Steam Valve has to release all of its games on competing stores? So I could buy half life on Origin, uPlay, GOG, and GASP Epic? If so, does that mean that any game released on GOG would be DRM free? At Launch or DRM for 6 months after launch? Or would GOG have to sell games with DRM and go against their values?
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#10
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Vayra86, post: 4024435, member: 152404"
As for those talented people... they're there, but you need to dig deep, there is a huge world of indie devs out there doing cool things. Some of them hit more major releases as well.
Yep, as long as you’re willing to look a little, there are literally scores of high quality indie developers out there making great product.

sam_86314, post: 4024381, member: 178042"
I wish there were some games launching this year...
There are all kinds of games launching this year, both AAA or close to it and Indie. I’ve got at least 30 titles for this year alone in my Steam Wishlist and 4 or 5 new games coming this year on my GOG wishlist.
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#12
Imsochobo
diatribe, post: 4024444, member: 93915"
Bullshit!

As a Borderlands fan and a store exclusives opponent, this really pisses me off.
I will just not play it for 6 months after release.
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#14
Ravenas
Bad decision IMO. All of these publishers should not be exclusive on certain distro platforms. Let the consumer decide what distribution service they want to use.
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#15
moproblems99
Ravenas, post: 4024570, member: 39482"
Bad decision IMO. All of these publishers should not be exclusive on certain distro platforms. Let the consumer decide what distribution service they want to use.
Look at it this way, we have as much choice as we do with our internet providers.
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#16
Tomgang
OMG:cry:. What have the gaming world come to. First metro exodus skips steam for epic crap, then anno 1800 and now borderlands 3. I dont like where this is going.

If this is a new trend we will see more of in the future, what i feel i will let this image speak for me.
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#17
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Tomgang, post: 4024583, member: 154607"
OMG:cry:. What have the gaming world come to. First metro exodus skips steam, then anno 1800 and now borderlands 3. I dont like where this is going.
You missed the other 5 or 6 game announcements in between also going to Epic.
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#18
Tomgang
rtwjunkie, post: 4024585, member: 56774"
You missed the other 5 or 6 game announcements in between also going to Epic.
Yeah i have missed that then and that dosent make me feel any better:cry::banghead:
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#19
Lorec
So that is why I had nightmares tonight ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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#20
Dimi
As a huge Borderlands fan, i am going to skip this title. TPS was a bit of a let down to me anyway.
My money will be going to Rage 2 & Doom Eternal this year.
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#21
moproblems99
Dimi, post: 4024595, member: 66173"
My money will be going to Rage 2 & Doom Eternal this year.
Won't those be on Bethesda launcher? Or are they going to Steam as well?
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#22
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
moproblems99, post: 4024597, member: 155919"
Won't those be on Bethesda launcher? Or are they going to Steam as well?
Rage 2 will be releasing on Steam as well.
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#23
Crackong
They knew a whole-year exclusive would piss ppl off so now they try 6 months, which still pisses ppl off.
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#24
XiGMAKiD
This is cheating, all you have to do to make a hot news is putting "Epic" and "exclusive" on the same sentence :shadedshu:

On topic: the exclusive deal isn't gonna stop any time soon so everybody please sit back, relax, and enjoy the 1 year period
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#25
metalfiber
When I've gone to the next town over to buy a game before...you know, with that old fangled gadget called a car. I could give a rats arse where i go online.
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