Its come out today that the Australian Classification Board has a new entry – and its for a multiplatform release called Borderlands Remastered Edition.
Remastering and rereleasing games for new platforms is something thats become increasingly popular this generation, and it seems that Borderlands is going to get in on the fun for a PS4/XBox One release. It likely is aimed to take advantage of Telltale’s new Tales of the Borderlands which has been very well received – including by our own Thomas Nelson. It also will be following Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which has received more mixed reviews, but may help draw more people into playing the original.
Not much in the way of details are here of course, its M15+, which is the same as all the other borderlands games. Its got online interactivity (of course), and is classified as a modified product. 2k Australia and Gearbox are listed as the authors for it, with 2k being listed as the publisher.
Borderlands was first released in 2009 for XBox 360, Playstation 3, and PC – receiving critical acclaim and much popularity for Gearbox. Being a surprise hit, picking up millions in sales in a relatively short period was a boon to the company and has spurred the continued development of the series. It was given a Game of the Year release in 2010, with all 4 DLC included with it for players.
One would imagine that Borderlands Remastered Edition will also include all the DLC that was created for the game. Its likely as well given that Borderlands, and its even more popular sequel Borderlands 2, were released on PC that Borderlands Remastered Edition will come there, but there is no guarantee on that. Neither Take-Two nor Gearbox has made any statement or release about this game yet, leaving a lot up in the air on specific details.
What do you think of relatively recent games getting ‘Remastered’ only years after their release – or in some cases like the Last of Us only 1 year later? Do you think you’ll buy Borderlands Remastered Edition? What game would you be most interested in seeing Remastered and brought to new consoles and updated visuals ?