A new snippet of Borderlands 3 gameplay footage has been revealed, and it showcases the Gearbox Software shooter's loot chests. Since Borderlands 3 focuses an awful lot on hunting down that precious loot, no doubt players will be spending an awful lot of time looking at these chests.
Borderlands 3 is the long-awaited next entry in the Borderlands series. Revealed at PAX East, Borderlands 3 will return to the light-hearted, chaotic shooter fun that the franchise is known for, but this time with a reported one billion guns to find and fire. The reveal proved such a hit that predecessor Borderlands 2 suddenly shot up the Steam charts.
Fans have been calling for a detailed look in the game in action, and although this hasn't been granted just yet at the very least a leak has shared a little bit of Borderlands 3 in the flesh. As showcased by MP1st, half a minute of Borderlands 3 gameplay was found on the Echocast Twitch Extension video. Although it might not show much, it does show the game's loot chests - check it out below to see how Borderlands 3 is looking right now.
Although the loot chests take center stage in the video, it's not the only aspect of the footage that Borderlands fans will notice. The game's UI is also prevalent, and veterans of the series will be pleased to hear the dulcet tones of the ever-helpful robot Claptrap piping up. Since Borderlands 3 releases on September 13, expect plenty more gameplay to be showcased - be it official or not - in the coming months.
Borderlands 3 seems to have been a long time coming. The previous title in the key series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, launched back in 2014, with only the Telltale Games-developed Tales from the Borderlands and the packaged re-release Borderlands: The Handsome Collection to keep things ticking over in the meantime. Even if Troy Baker won't be returning in Borderlands 3, nonetheless it is still an enticing prospect.
Even so, Borderlands 3 has still managed to drum up some controversy. The PC release of the game is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, and as with many other Epic exclusives those who prefer to play via Steam or other methods were unimpressed with the news. Borderlands 3 saw major backlash online, and it remains to be seen whether those fans can forgive the move to another platform, regardless of how its loot chests look.