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

#51
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
vega22


Good for them, I hope more follow suit and finally start getting better deals from all marketplaces.
Too bad there are no “better deals’ for consumers just a forced DSF...and a poor one at that.
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#52
renz496
silentbogo
BL1 does have physX, just not the hardware-accelerated heavy stuff like liquid/particle effects and destructible objects. Otherwise you have all of your usual stuff like gravity and collision detection, and guns... lots of guns... all handled by NVidia PhysX version 2.8.1.
And if it wasn't developed in collaboration with NVidia, then we wouldn't have Claptrap knocking on NVidia logo at every game start.
i know that. hence i was specifically saying "GPU PhysX".
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#53
Midland Dog
rtwjunkie
Probably not alot of thought going on there.
yes actually shitloads of thought, imagine turing on 7nm duv at tsmc instead of failga 7 wasting production time we would have gotten a way bigger jump than we did in perf with ayyyymfail could get out of that process
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#54
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Midland Dog
yes actually shitloads of thought, imagine turing on 7nm duv at tsmc instead of failga 7 wasting production time we would have gotten a way bigger jump than we did in perf with ayyyymfail could get out of that process
And imagine the lack of innovation and twice the cost when there is no competition at all, which is what AMD provides. So no, you’ve not given it any real thought.
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