A remaster of the original Borderlands could be on the way. The Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee has posted a listing for something called Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, suggesting Gearbox could be working on a revamped version of its first trip to Pandora.
That title comes as quite the surprise, as there’s already a Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. You can buy it on Steam right now, and you’ve been able to do so since October 2010. In fact, I’m pretty sure the GOTY edition is the version of Borderlands I bought when I first played it.
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Gematsu links to three different listings for the game – one for Xbox One, one for PS4, and one for PC – but all three seem to have been taken down (unlike the recent listing for Sunset Overdrive PC). There is, of course, no official word from 2K or Gearbox on the existence of the game, although we’ve reached out for comment and will update this article when we know more.
What we do (probably) know is that this is at the very least some kind of re-release. Borderlands can currently only be played on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, and not at all on PS4, so a listing for those consoles should mean a new title. Exactly what it is remains confusing, though. We’re fairly confident that Gearbox has been working on Borderlands 3 for a while, but they’ve just delayed a major project, and it looks like it won’t show up at E3. With that in mind, it seems unlikely that Gearbox would be working on a remaster of its first game as well.
That said, now would be a relatively good time to remaster the first Borderlands. While Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel were remastered as part of 2015’s The Handsome Collection, the first game didn’t receive that treatment. 2019 will also mark ten years since Borderlands’ original release, but that would suggest the existence of an anniversary edition rather than Game of the Year.