Borderlands 3 is the latest game to adopt an encouraging trend of offering gamers a next-gen update without charging them, and in this case it will be extremely welcome to console gamers with 4K TVs.
The image above (and embedded in the tweet below) has all the details, but in case you can’t make out the fine print the main news is this: on PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will now run at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, both higher and smoother than any console can run Borderlands 3 today.
Last year, Digital foundry found that even the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X only managed to run the game at a resolution of 3200 x 1
Gearbox isn’t making the same promise to would-be owners of the cheaper $ 300 Xbox Series S, of course, since that console that generally aims for 1440p resolutions instead of 4K. But the other new addition today is a brand new split screen mode that supports 3 or 4 players on the same TV, allowing you to bring three friends with you to play on a single console. That will arrive on the Xbox Series S, as well as the X and both PlayStation 5 models.
And if you’re planning on continuing to travel with a latest generation PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll also get a consolation prize – you’ll soon be able to split your current split-screen mode for two players vertically instead of horizontally, perhaps to get a better vision of the game’s desolate skies.
Other games getting next generation free updates: The Witcher 3, Destiny 2, is Dead by Daylight, and – on Xbox, in any case – any game that signs up for Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is Cyberpunk 2077. The games that will make you pay include Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Control and apparently NBA 2K21.