Clearly, Borderlands 3 has people hyped. How hyped? Enough for Borderlands 2, a game released way back in 2012 (yes, seven years ago!), to climb back into Steam’s top five most played games list! It seems Gearbox Software and 2K Games’ decision to have Borderlands 3 available initially at the Epic Games Store hasn’t dampened people’s excitement for the franchise.
Checking SteamCharts, you can see Borderlands 2 peaking at 59,333 players last weekend, which is close to half of Borderlands 2’s all-time Steam peak of 124,000 concurrent players way back in September 2012. No doubt this spike can be attributed to the re-release of the game via The Handsome Collection. That said, this is very impressive indeed — especially if you factor in that this doesn’t even include console numbers.
Borderlands 3 is set to launch this September 13 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can check out the announcement trailer here which includes gameplay. Gearbox has announced that we’ll see our first hands-on impressions of the game come May 1, but in the meantime, you can also check out a leaked trailer right here.