Borderlands 2 Coming to PlayStation VR, Game Will be Single-Player Only

Nathan Birch
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2K Games and Gearbox Software have yet to announce the long-rumored Borderlands 3, but the series will be making a return of sorts this year. This December will see the release of Borderlands 2 VR, exclusively for the PlayStation VR platform.

Borderlands 2 VR will include the full original campaign and Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (BAMF Time), a new ability that allows players to slow down time. Unfortunately, the game won’t include any form of multiplayer, which is a pretty heavy blow, as Borderlands is at its best when played co-op. You’ll also be paying a pretty penny for this refurbished six-year-old game – Borderlands 2 VR will set you back $50. You can check out a trailer for Borderlands 2 VR, below.

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Here’s the full Borderlands 2 VR features rundown:

Virtually Step onto Pandora: Step into the boots of a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion possible guns on a quest to line your pockets with loot and free Pandora from Handsome Jack’s clutches. Blast bandits with real-world aiming, punch bullymongs in the mouth, find the perfect gun inside a life-sized treasure chest and inspect it from every angle.

Virtually Slow Time: Borderlands 2 VR includes new features unique to the VR experience to empower Vault Hunters in their fight against Handsome Jack. With Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (aka BAMF Time), players can use this new slow-mo ability to literally slow the speed of the game temporarily to set up their next attack. In addition, with the option to Teleport, players can glide across Pandora as gracefully as Claptrap (if he had grace).

Become a Virtual Vault Hunter: Take on the role of one of four playable classes – Siren, Commando, Gunzerker and Assassin – each with unique combat styles and updated skills that leverage the new VR functionality, including the new BAMF Time ability.

Experience Virtual Improvements: For the first time ever, players can experience the sublime exhilaration of driving around the Borderlands in first-person perspective – accelerating and steering with the joystick and aiming the vehicle’s weapons with their headset. With the use of the motion controllers and headset, players can interact with the menu systems in a new and intuitive way for the platform, easily navigating through the menus by pointing, clicking, dragging and dropping. Players will also have the choice of preferred movement styles. Whether that’s the VR popular pointed-teleportation, or the classic direct movement style with joysticks.

I wish those who try to play Borderlands 2 VR the best of luck – may God have mercy on the stomachs.

Borderlands 2 VR brings the shooting and looting to PSVR on December 14.

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