Gearbox Software has revealed some fascinating new details about the next-gen ports of Borderlands 3. The cult looter-shooter is going to offer massive new upgrades which should make the jump to next-gen pretty much mandatory for every Borderlands fan. Check it out in action below!
We’re talking about actual 4-player split-screen local multiplayer. No, you did not time travel back to the 90s when split-screen was the way to play together with friends. While split-screen gaming isn’t really dead, it’s all but!
Most games have been favoring online multiplayer for generations by now. Seeing that, Gearbox’s decision to include 4-player split-screen in Borderlands 3 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles is a huge surprise.
We’re immediately harkened back to the glory days of the Nintendo 64 which prominently featured four controller ports. This led to a swath of awesome local multiplayer games like Goldeneye, Mario Kart, and many more.
Younger players probably are clueless about what massive local gaming can bring to the table either. The inclusion of this mode in Borderlands 3 on next-gen will hopefully rejuvenate the interest by both gamers and developers in extensive local multiplayer. There’s simply something special about being physically close to your friend in a heated match, either with or against each other that the anonymity of online gaming simply is impossible to convey fully.
Even better, Borderlands 3 on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series will be a free upgrade to previous owners on current-gen systems. This should make the jump for users even easier. In case you’re not sure whether you can find four people to play with, you should be delighted to learn that the split-screen mode works for two, three, and four players. So, even if you and just one other friend are interested, Gearbox got you covered.