In a blog post published today on the official PlayStation blog, developers at Gearbox Software talked about the technical side of Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, and the performance of the upcoming game on both platforms. As they pointed out, unlike the previous installments of the series, which ran on the modified Unreal Engine 3 engine, the third part was built from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4, which gave the developers many previously unavailable possibilities, such as the implementation of advanced graphics effects and HDR technology. The devs confirmed that Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 4 Pro will work in 60 frames per second.
It is worth noting that stable 60 frames will be available only after choosing one of the two available graphic configurations (performance versus 4K resolution), which are increasingly appearing in console titles. Borderlands 3 will support Mode 4K and the aforementioned HDR technology. Both functionalities can be configured separately. There is a possibility to play with HDR in 1080p resolution, as well as with 4K image scaled to standard full HD (supersampling).
When it comes to standard PlayStation 4 models, however, developers don't specify what performance the fans can expect. Whether it's a fixed 30 frames per second or uncapped framerate. We still don't know anything about the split screen co-op mode, which will certainly put a lot of strain on the six-year-old console. Until we see some gameplays, we can conclude that in his case, in the most intense moments of fun, players on a regular PlayStation 4 can potentially count on frequent framerate drops, as was the case on PlayStation 3 and previous installments of the series. In the interview, Gearbox representatives mention only the online co-op and unspecified new matchmaking techniques, which will be implemented in the game.
Borderlands 3 will debut on September 13 and will be available simultaneously on PCs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
- Borderlands - official website
- Gearbox Software - official website