Couch co-op and four-player split-screen action is the theme of the latest trailer for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the Xbox One and PS4. The remake of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-sequel with all the of the previously released DLC for the games will come jam packed into a single package for Microsoft and Sony’s latest home consoles.
There’s a short and sweet article over on EGM celebrating the launch of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and the game’s quad-player local features that’s a first for console players and a “duh” moment for PC gamers. You can check out the launch trailer below.
It’s funny how they celebrate the whole four-player split-screen feature like it’s some sort of miracle, when in reality Gearbox worked it out of the PC version on purpose. I mean, the Unreal Engine automatically has the split-screen built-in, unlike the CryEngine. What’s more is that modders had to re-implement the feature after Gearbox made the excuse that they weren’t exploring the split-screen option on PC due to technical reasons. That’s a big load of horse manure.
Anyway, if you don’t already own the PC version or haven’t already downloaded the split-screen tool from Steam user lucasassislar, then I suppose an eighth-gen rendition of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection isn’t a bad way to go about experiencing Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, both of which now support up to four players playing simultaneously from the couch. It’s a gloriously long-awaited feature for a game that begged for local co-op.
Gearbox Software has been in a bit of a hot box under they fell under the wary eye of scrutiny when former Gearbox Software writer Anthony Burch came out to oust himself as a partaker in cronyism. Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford had Burch’s back, much to the dismay and disappointment of the gaming community.
Whether or not gamers will forgive Pitchford for Burch’s transgressions remain to be seen, but I’m sure most gamers would have a harder time forgiving Pitchford and crew for all of the DLC they released for Borderlands that wasn’t included in the season passes. Like, what’s the point of season passes if you still don’t get all the DLC?!
Anyway, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is available starting today for the Xbox One and PS4. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.