Just in time for the upcoming release of Borderlands 3 on September 13th, players can get their hands on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for 75 percent off at the PlayStation store.
Gearbox Software released the first Borderlands in October of 2009, and it received relatively positive reviews from consumers and critics alike. It went on to quickly become a commercial success for the company, shipping over 2 million copies by December of that same year. The franchise's success only continued with the release of Borderlands 2, a game which would sell over 22 million copies as of August 2019, making it the highest-selling game in the series to date. While Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel wouldn't reach the same numbers as the previous two titles, it still became a commercial success, having sold over 10 million copies to date. Now, in preparation for the upcoming release of Borderlands 3, players can secure their copy of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for 75 percent off the list price on the PlayStation Store.
With the seemingly limitless success of the Borderlands franchise, the move by Gearbox to lower the price of the Handsome Collection is certainly a good one. It will bring new consumers to the series and could help the game to outsell its predecessors. If such a sale is well received, it could lead to the company placing other games within its catalog on sale as well.
Information related to the sale can be found on the game's PlayStation Store page where the current list price has been dropped from $59.99 to a reduced price of $14.99. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains modern optimizations of both Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2, giving each game enhanced graphics and four-player split-screen capability. Additionally, players will have access to an ultra HD texture pack and have the ability to output each game in 1080p. Once installed, the game will take up 28.64 GB, so make sure you have the available space before downloading it on your PS4.
It's always good to see companies take the initiative and attempt to garner more support for a franchise just before the release of a new game in the series. The low price will not only help the company's bottom line, but it will also ensure that fans of the franchise have the ability to purchase the collection at a much more reasonable price.
The fact that Gearbox is comfortable with this price reduction says a lot about how they view their consumer base. Given the controversy that has surrounded the developer in recent months, it is certainly refreshing to see them give back to the consumers that have shown them so much support over the years.