Borderlands 3’s PC Version, An Epic Store Exclusive, Is A Massive Success Already

Borderlands 3 launched on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive, a decision that generated some amount of controversy. Now, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has revealed that the PC version of Borderlands 3 is off to a tremendous start.

The executive said the number of peak concurrent players–that is, the highest number of people playing at the same time–is around double the all-time peak concurrent player record set by Borderlands 2. “WoW! You guys are great!” Pitchford exclaimed.

The launch-day peak concurrent user milestone didn’t stand for long, as Borderlands 3 grew even larger in the days after release, Pitchford said.

“This greatly exceeds expectations, and our systems seem to be holding strong!” Pitchford said about the record-breaking numbers.

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!

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 13, 2019

Somehow, today’s concurrent player numbers are *higher* than yesterday’s record breaking numbers. This greatly exceeds expectations, and our systems seem to be holding strong!

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 15, 2019

Borderlands 3 is exclusive on PC to the Epic Games Store until April 2020, at which time it may launch on Steam and other digital storefronts.

There is no word on how the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands 3 are performing from a user perspective, but more information should become available in due course.

For more on Borderlands 3, check out GameSpot’s Borderlands 3 review and extended coverage in the feature below: Borderlands 3: How Long Is It, Review, Guides, Endgame, And More

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Author: Eddie Makuch