After a tease, and an announcement of Borderlands 3, Gearbox Softworks hosted an hour-long LiveStream to go over some of the new story, and gameplay features. Borderlands 3 didn’t start on Pandora, it began somewhere else, because we are going to other planets…
In Borderlands 3, you’ll not just go to planets, you’ll also visit groups, cults, cities, guarded military bases, and other propaganda-minded locations. You must cleanse these propaganda groups or locations to stop the Calypso twins from extending their reach throughout the universe. Each leader has a lot of followers like a Twitch streamer does in the real world.
That’s not all, Gearbox Softworks partnered with Twitch to have a mutual relationship. They put their Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal front and center of Twitch, and Gearbox embedded the stream onto the official Borderlands.com site. Furthermore, they integrated Borderlands 3 with Twitch. At the event, they introduced an extension called “ECHOcast Twitch Extension.”
During the livestream, they tested this extension by rewarding players who watch the livestream with a loot at the Borderlands 3 launch. The integration is more than just a test, though. Anyone watching the Borderlands 3-enabled stream will be able to see what you’ve got equipped, what’s in your inventories, what is your current scheduled events, and can also participate in loot events to gain access to what the streamer is playing.
Borderlands 3 arrives September 13, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store.