While Gearbox is busy celebrating the launch of Borderlands 3, PC gamers are taking to Steam to discuss gameplay, tactics, bugs, story and everything else that Steam forums are usually used for.
The strange thing here is that Borderlands 3 isn’t even available on Steam – it’s an Epic Store exclusive.
That hasn’t stopped those left angry by the exclusivity deal, as PC players are continuing to use Steam’s forums as they would if BL3 were available to download on the store. Only they’re posting on the Borderlands 2 forum.
According to PCGamer, Valve mods are working hard to regularly remove these types of posts, but they’re still popping up. Interestingly, most of the posts aren’t even mentioning the Epic Store or the exclusivity deal – they’re just players looking for help and advice.
Since the Epic Games store doesn’t have a forum, maybe this is less of a comment on exclusivity deals, and more a case of players not really understanding where to take their queries…
For reference, there’s a dedicated Borderlands 3 forum right here, and there’s Reddit too.
It seems that even the Epic controversy couldn’t put a dampener on Borderlands 3’s sales number on PC.
Taking to Twitter, Gearbox top dod Randy Pitchford announced: “Fun Fact: On PC, the data is that the launch day peak concurrent players of Borderlands 3 is about *twice-as-high* as the all time peak concurrent players of Borderlands 2. WOW! You guys are great!”
Borderlands 3 released on the Epic Games Store, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this week.
To celebrate the release of the game, Borderlands 3’s Creative Director, Paul Sage, took to the Take Two blog to write about the experience of making the title.
Speaking of the players, Sage writes: “We want you to forget all of the cares and difficulties that are also undoubtedly in your own life. We want to put a smile on your face, make you laugh, and for a little while, escape. Maybe even share that experience with others.
“I hope more than just feeling the team’s passion, more than getting to experience the next Borderlands, you get to sit down, laugh a little, and just have a damn good time. And I hope that it is just the start, given that we have a lot planned for Borderlands 3 over the next year.”
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