Borderlands 3 Officially Announced… as an Epic Games Store Exclusive.

Gearbox's highly anticipated sequel just became highly controversial.

April 7, 2019 by

With almost 5 years passing since the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Tales from the Borderlands, fans of Gearbox’s loot shooter have been dying for another installment in the acclaimed series.

And while most fans were thrilled to hear Borderlands 3 is officially launching on September 13, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; many players on PC were left disappointed to hear that the game won’t be coming to Steam… at least not for the first 6 months.

As it was predicted by various gaming news sources, Borderlands 3 is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC when it launches later this year. And PC gamers aren’t happy, recently taking to the review sections of previous Borderlands games on Steam to leave their negative feedback for the developers at Gearbox.

Ironically, despite this move hurting Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam’s recent update to their customer reviews system has prevented the recent review bombing of Borderlands games on their platform — as you can see when looking at the graph and overall score on Steam’s store page.

Oddly, one of the big moments in the trailer is the reveal that Rhys, fan-favorite/lead from TftB, would be returning in BL3; however, iconic voice actor Troy Baker (The Last of Us) revealed at Supanova Melbourne that he isn’t doing the voice-acting for Rhys and that he found out the character was returning the same time as everyone else when the trailer dropped.