Borderlands 3 “is a lot bigger than past games”

Randy Pitchford has been quite active on Twitter recently, following the official announcement of Borderlands 3. When it was announced that Borderlands 3 would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, Pitchford jokingly tweeted that if Valve announced Half-Life 3, he’d try and have Borderlands 3 released on Steam.

He also teased and hinted that the game may include cross-platform play in another tweet

In the wake of the Epic Games Store exclusivity, Pitchford unleashed on some fans on Twitter, saying that review Bombing on Steam makes “makes me want to reconsider Gearbox Publishing’s current posture on the platform.”

Finally, Pitchford claimed that Troy Baker turned down the role of Rhys in Borderlands 3, rather than Gearbox not offering the role to him.

Borderlands 3 Map Size

Today, in another exchange on Twitter, Pitchford has answered a fan’s question about Borderlands 3‘s map size. 

When asked how Borderlands 3 would compare to past titles in terms of size, Pitchford responded by saying;

Locations all vary. Some are bigger than past averages, some are smaller. Overall, the game is a lot bigger than past games.

It’s to be expected that the Borderlands 3 map size would be much larger than the previous games in the series for a number of reasons. Firstly, Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel were developed for and released on last-generation consoles.

Having the additional power of the PS4 and Xbox One means that Borderlands 3 can be considerably bigger.

Additionally, it’s been confirmed that Borderlands 3 will take place across multiple planets and locations. Borderlands and Borderlands 2 were set solely on Pandora and The Pre-Sequel was set on Elpis, Pandora’s moon.

With each of these games only featuring one planet, the locations had to be limited. Now, with players travelling to multiple planets, it stands to reason that Borderlands 3’s map size would be “a lot bigger.”

PowerUp! will be heading to LA later this month to go hands-on with Borderlands 3 and report back. We’ll be sure to investigate how big the game is.

Borderlands 3 will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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