This week, the Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal took place in California. When the title was initially announced, Gearbox Software only released a trailer featuring cutscenes, and we didn't get a taste of the gameplay. Luckily, that's no longer the case because not only were we able to get hands-on time, the developer also revealed some bombastic footage which features stunning graphics, great lighting, and lots of guns.
Borderlands 3 takes place on multiple planets and features numerous alien vaults. It's by far the biggest Borderlands game yet, and it looks like the team has nailed it once again. There's so much to do, and given the fact that it doesn't contain microtransactions, you'll have to earn the "billions" of guns through gameplay.
According to Gearbox, Borderlands 3 runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X, but the team also wants to give gamers the option to play it at 60 frames per second (FPS). It's unclear what the resolution will be for the "performance" mode, but playing at a higher frame rate should make the shooting feel incredible. Unfortunately, the base console is locked at 30 FPS.
Are you interested in Borderlands 3? What did you think about the gameplay? Let us know. We were blown away by the open environments and how you can use them to your advantage.
Explore new worlds
Prepare for the fight of the galaxy
Borderlands 3 is more of everything that made the series so good, and looks to be worth the wait. Fans will get to experience it for themselves when it releases this September.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Actually looks really good fun!
there had better be split-screen couch co-op
"... the fact that it doesn't contain microtransactions, ..."
Actually it has microtransactions. :)
Please let me know where you can buy guns through microtransactions.
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