The news comes out of left field for most people, but with the big push for VR in gaming and the craziness of 2K games, this project has come to fruition. Similar to Bethesda’s take with Skyrim VR, Borderlands 2 will not be a spin-off or standalone experience, but the full 2012 game!
Yes, you heard that right, this will allow players to experience Borderlands 2 in VR from start to finish. The game will include tons of new features, skills, and much more. It is scheduled to release exclusively on the PSVR for $50 on December 14, 2018.
Check out the announcement trailer down below:
Burleson notes on the PS Blog that this was an idea of the studio the minute they release The Handsom Collection back in 2016:
As soon as we brought the game to PS4 as part of The Handsome Collection in 2016, our brains immediately began cranking on how we could bring the experience to VR and take advantage of PS VR’s capabilities. We all have spent years immersed in the world and these characters, so we were excited to utilize the PS VR to bring everyone in even deeper.
He then goes on to explain one of the newest features in the game, which is called the BAMF Time. I’ll let Burleson explain it since he knows more about it than I do:
The biggest new feature of Borderlands 2 VR is our take on bullet-time, called “BAMF Time” (or “BadAss Mega Fun Time” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing). Activating BAMF Time will give you the speed and reflexes of a rabid skag, allowing you to dodge bullets, pull off 360 no-scope headshots, and even use your Action Skill to fight off hordes of bandits, bullymongs, and whatever else Pandora might throw at you.
This is a huge feat to pull off. Borderlands 2 is an expansive game filled with zany characters, over the top action pieces, and incredible gunplay. Now take this formula and throw it into a VR space, who knows what we should expect. I guess we will have to wait for December to see how and if this game works in VR.
Borderlands 2 VR is set to release exclusively for the PSVR on December 14th. Are you excited for Borderlands in VR? Let us know in the comments below!