Having brought Borderlands 2 VR to PlayStation VR for Christmas 2018, Gearbox Software is now planning on releasing the title for PC virtual reality (VR) headsets this Autumn. As for the PlayStation VR version, fans will see a massive update arrive later this week packed full of content.
Revealing details as part of PAX West, Gearbox Software will be releasing the ‘Bad Ass Mega Fun’ pack for PlayStation VR this Friday, 6th September 2019. It’ll feature DLC campaigns: 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, as well as five Headhunter packs; Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Packs, the Creature Slaughter Dome; the Vault Hunter Heads and Skin packs; plus the Mechromancer and Psycho classes, reports Eurogamer.
As for the PC edition, the studio has only given a ‘Fall 2019’ release window. No specific VR headsets have been mentioned just yet, most likely it’ll arrive on Steam to support most devices or there’s always the possibility of Oculus Store or the Epic Store. One thing has been made clear, when Borderlands 2 VR does arrive for PC it’ll include the ‘Bad Ass Mega Fun’ pack so there’s no missing out on content.
Borderlands 2 VR was well-received when it first launched with VRFocus giving it a maximum five-star rating in our review, saying: “it’s somewhat of a surprise that Borderlands was the first AAA the studio decided to go with. A pleasant surprise, that is, as Borderlands 2 VR is most certainly a highlight of this year’s VR releases and one of the best titles yet to hit PlayStation VR. Its still Borderlands 2, sure, but you’ve never played Borderlands 2 like this before.”
There’s still no mention of any sort of multiplayer or co-op functionality for Borderlands 2 VR so, for now, it looks like it’s staying single-player.
The original Borderlands 2 launched in 2012 and over the years saw a huge amount of DLC content added. The bonus for VR players is that all this additional DLC will be free. Borderlands 2 VR isn’t the only VR title Gearbox Software has created with Penn and Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded released this summer.
As the studio continues to support VR, VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest announcements.