2K Games and Gearbox have announced the upcoming launch of Borderlands 2 VR, a virtual reality version of the 2012 title for PlayStation VR.
Honestly, at this point, we’re unsure if we’re ever going to see the third installment into the Borderlands franchise, but while we wait for our own post-apocalypse to arrive, Gearbox has something to pass the time.
Borderlands 2 VR is exactly what you think it is, Borderlands 2, but in VR. There are however a few things to help aid VR players and that’s the ability to slow down time, also known as Bad Ass Mega Fun Time, or BAMF Time.
Activating BAMF Time will give players super speed allowing them to dodge bullets and take out enemies. Players can even unleash their Action Skill against the enemy. Unfortunately, players will only be able to do this alone as Borderlands 2 VR is solely a single player experience.
This, of course, has another effect on the game, making certain abilities useless, so Gearbox has adjusted them for the VR edition which players might find interesting.
“Another new twist you’ll find in Borderlands 2 VR is the fact that for the first time ever, you’ll be driving vehicles and racking up the roadkill count from a first-person perspective. While accelerating and steering with the PlayStation Move motion controllers, players will be able to aim the vehicle’s guns with their headset,” the developer explained in a blog post. “Experience firsthand the sublime exhilaration of driving one way and looking another! Lose yourself in the roar of the engine, the Pandoran landscape, the wind and viscera in your hair as you mow down your enemies—all from the comfort of your own home!”
So while the game may be familiar in its story and setting, the actual gameplay seems to have been shaken up quite a bit.
Borderlands 2 VR hits stores on December 14.