The Epic Games Store has been tracking up exclusivity deals as a shot against the bow of Steam, the biggest digital PC game store front. The company's latest score is Borderlands 3, and some fans are not happy about it. So not-happy, in fact, they've resorted to reviewing the older games that made them fans in the first place.
Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have all suffered a spate of negative reviews on Steam. Each is rated "Positive" or "Very Positive" for overall reviews, but "Mixed" or "Mostly Negative" in hundreds or thousands of recent reviews. Many of the negative reviews explicitly mention the Epic Store. Tales from the Borderlands, which was developed by Telltale Games instead of Gearbox, has been mostly spared.
Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Store until April 2020, giving it a six-month window that is shorter than many of the year-long exclusivity periods. The release date of September 1
As part of the suite of announcements surrounding Borderlands 3, Gearbox also announced a Remastered Game of the Year Edition for the original game, and a 4K texture pack for the other two. Borderlands 2 also had its various pieces of DLC brought into Borderlands VR.
The latest in the pilot shooter series from Gearbox appears similar to previous entries, right down to having a cast of four various Vault Hunters with different abilities. Whether you pick it up on PC or elsewhere, Gearbox is looking into supporting cross-play. For more details, including the loot you can gain by putting your money early, check out our pre-order guide.