Gearbox finally confirmed what we pretty much all knew over the weekend; Borderlands 2 VR is coming to PC.
The company announced as much during PAX West in Seattle. The news was confirmed during its showcase at the event. The PC VR version of the loot and shoot hit will arrive sometime before the end of the year. Back in June, we reported on an ESRB listing for the PC version on the game. Borderlands 2 VR first released on PSVR in late 2018. It’s the full version of the original game inside headsets, only it’s missing multiplayer support and all of its DLC. Fortunately, Gearbox is fixing that, too.
Borderlands 2 VR DLC Confirmed
The Bad Ass Mega Fun (or BAMF, for short) pack hits PSVR on September 6th. It includes each of the game’s major expansion packs: Captain Scarlet and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. There’s also the new character classes added over the course of the DLC, including the Mechromancer and Psycho.
All of this DLC will be included in the PC version of the game. Gearbox hasn’t specified which headsets the game will support natively but other published titles like Trover Saves The Universe have launched on both Steam and Oculus stores, so it’s a good bet this will too. Oh and, that trailer above? At one point you can see a Move controller being used, so don’t take that as PC footage.
We originally had a lot of issues with Borderlands 2 VR, though Gearbox has definitely addressed a lot of those at this point. Still, the lack of co-op play with always sting as that’s what the Borderlands series is kind of all about.
Borderlands 3, meanwhile is releasing shortly after the PSVR DLC on September 13th. It doesn’t look like the game will support VR at launch, but hopefully we’ll get a VR update later down the line.