While the announcement that Borderlands 3 is an Epic Game store exclusive caused a furore in the PC gaming community, the eventual Steam release was always on the way. It was confirmed early that Borderlands 3 is only a timed Epic Game store exclusive, which lasts for six months – and that six months is now up.
So is Borderlands 3 coming to Steam? We can now officially say that the answer is yes, as Gearbox has confirmed a date for the Steam version of Borderlands 3. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has stated that it’s up to publisher 2K Games which stores Borderlands 3 launches on, and the publisher has made that choice. Previous 2K games, and indeed Borderlands games, have sold phenomenally well on Steam, and many players would like to unify their Borderlands games on one platform.
So while the only way to play Borderlands 3 on PC when the September 13 release date rolled around was on the Epic Games store, there’s about to be one more option come March 2020. Here’s everything we know about the Borderlands 3 Steam release.
Is Borderlands 3 coming to Steam?
At a PAX East panel, Gearbox confirmed that Borderlands 3 hits Steam on March 13, 2020. (That’s a lucky Friday the 13th, it turns out.)
This is by no means the first Epic Games store exclusivity deal, with Metro Exodus and The Division 2 foregoing Steam to release on Epic’s platform. However, in the case of The Division 2, players still had the option of purchasing and playing the game through Ubisoft’s Uplay platform, while the Epic Games store was be the only option for PC Borderlands 3 players until March 2020.