Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition launches on Xbox

Updated April 15, 2019: Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X. We played the game ourselves and confirmed this finding.

Gearbox Software is no stranger to rereleases of Borderlands games, having brought Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to Xbox One and other platforms as part of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection in 2015. However, the company didn't stop there, because it just released Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for consoles. Apparently, it also supports your Xbox 360 saves. You'll just have to play the backward compatible version to bring them over.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition wasn't a surprise because the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) — the group that is responsible for rating games in America and other regions — recently posted a new rating for the title. This was confirmation because the ESRB only approves submitted games. For those unfamiliar with the title, Borderlands is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a Vault Hunter on a quest to uncover an alien vault on the planet of Pandora. Players explore an open-world environment and interact with characters, while completing mission objectives. Combat missions require players to use futuristic firearms to kill human bandits, alien creatures, and robotic sentries.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is available digitally on the Microsoft Store, and exclusively as a physical copy at GameStop for $30. The package includes all of the add-ons so you don't have to purchase a season pass. If you haven't played this game before, this is the perfect opportunity to do so before Borderlands 3 hits in September.

The game also supports Xbox One X, because it features 4K resolution and high dynamic range lighting. Just like Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, the title is expected to run at 60 frames per second.

Xbox accessories you'll love

While you're checking out Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, take a look at these awesome Xbox accessories to enhance your experience.

Talon Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)

The Talon Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.

Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this affordable accessory.

Xbox One X vertical stand ($6 at Amazon)

Grab this compatible vertical stand to save space.

Asher Madan

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