A Borderlands 3 Switch port may be in the works

By Sherif Saed
14 September 2020 11:44 GMT

The team responsible for Borderlands Legendary Collection may be working on a similar port for Borderlands 3.

Fractured Byte, one of the development teams behind Borderlands Legendary Collection on Switch, has posted a new job opening that hints at a Borderlands 3 port being in the works for Switch.

Although the job listing, dug up by YouTuber Doctre81, mentions experience with Unreal Engine 3 – Borderlands 3 is an Unreal Engine 4 game, it does point to the studio’s Legendary Collection.

Outside of requiring experience with shooters, it specifically asks for people to help “ship games like Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2 for Nintendo Switch,” and links to Digital Foundry’s technical analysis of the Switch port, seemingly as a point of pride.

Fractured Byte worked on the Borderlands Legendary Collection along with Turn Me Up Games, so there’s a good chance if a Borderlands 3 port is in the works for Switch, it would have a hand in creating it.

Whether or not Borderlands 3 could work on the Switch’s hardware is a matter of debate, but we have previously seen unthinkable ports of AAA console games work just fine on Switch, such as in the case of The Witcher 3.

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Borderlands 3 has, of course, just been announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with support for 4K at 60fps in single-player. The game is also due for new content later this year, so it’s not out of the question that Gearbox would also like to bring it to Switch.

Thanks, Nintendo Life.

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