Borderlands to be available with Xbox Backwards Compatibility

borderlandsGearbox Software have announced that Borderlands on the Xbox 360 will be made backwards compatible in November, when the service launches on Xbox One.

This year saw the release of The Handsome Jack Collection, which includes Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, remastered in 60fps and including all available DLC. Unfortunately, the original title was left off the list, due to the similarities in development between the follow-ups, which made those two easier to port together. Randy Pitchford did say that if enough fans wanted it, they would remaster the original. This is not it though.

“We are proud to support Xbox One Backward Compatibility by bringing the complete, original Borderlands to Xbox One, including all downloadable content,” said 2K President Christoph Hartmann. “We know many of our fans have put in dozens, even hundreds, of hours exploring the world of Pandora on their Xbox 360, and now they can continue their adventures on Xbox One.”

When backwards compatibility was announced, we knew that a hundred titles or more would be available on launch in November when the feature became open to the public. During a demonstration with Major Nelson and Bill Stillwell of the Xbox platform team, footage of Borderlands was shown, in-gameplay of the backwards compatibility functionality for the game. Why this official news item exists is strange, as it’s rather old news, but there you go. Here’s a link to our original post on the backwards compatibility details, and said demonstration below.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

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