Borderlands 3 Coming To PS5 And Xbox Series X, More Content Detailed During PAX Online

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During its PAX Online Digital Showcase, Gearbox detailed the new features coming to Borderlands 3, including confirmation that it will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/Series X with cross-progression and cross-save support. No release date has been provided.

Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 players on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free next-gen upgrade for their respective console. Additionally, Borderlands 3 on next gen will let you carry over the content you've purchased and the progress you've made from the current generation. It's unclear whether this upgrade path is relegated to those with the digital or physical edition of the game.

Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will run at 4K and 60 frames per second, the studio confirmed. Further, two highly requested features--four-player local co-op and vertical split-screen--will be available to all players for free. Vertical split-screen will also be added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game via a free patch, though Gearbox didn't clarify when this will drop. Similarly, Gearbox didn't specify whether four-player local co-op will be added to current-gen systems.

Harley Quinn Series Will Head In A Pretty Obvious Direction, If Season 3 Happens

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The outlandish and brash--yet hilarious--Harley Quinn series on DC Universe and HBO Max wrapped up Season 2 back in June. And so far, there has been no announcement of Season 3. However, during DC FanDome, there was some information about where this show will head.

Consider this your warning for spoilers. At the end of Season 2, Poison Ivy and Kite Man didn't go through with their wedding--and a Commissioner Gordon infiltrating the wedding is the catalyst to that break up--and in the fallout, Harley Quinn and Ivy kissed, and Ivy confessed her feelings for Quinn.

So where do you go next? The answer is pretty obvious. "We want to focus on Harley and Ivy's relationship," explained executive producer Justin Halpern during the Harley Quinn panel. "And I'm less, personally, interested in if the Joker gets a new girlfriend than I am of 'let's explore this relationship we've spent two seasons building.'"

Stargirl Season 2: Two Major Villains Are Coming Back

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The CW wrapped up Season 1 of its new series Stargirl back in August, but it's already been renewed for Season 2, which is expected to debut sometime in 2021. During the DC FanDome panel for the show, the cast and crew teased a few things coming back for the next season--including some big-name JSA villains.

Spoilers for the end of the first season coming up, so consider this your final warning. In the season finale of Stargirl, the villainous Solomon Grundy is released, damages STRIPE and Hourman takes Grundy down. However, if you're familiar with Grundy from the comic books, you know he just comes back again and again and again. The same can be said for Grundy on Stargirl.

"I'm excited for people to see more Grundy," said executive producer Geoff Johns. "He's not gone, just yet. Cameron [Gellman] knows where we're gonna do with Grundy. So [there are] cool story ideas for Grundy coming up."

Batwoman's Costume Is Changing In Season 2, Here's How

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When Batwoman returns for Season 2 next year, it'll be without Season 1's titular character. Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane/Batwoman, departed the show shortly after the Season 1 finale aired. Now, a new character named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) will take on the cowl. Before she does, though, there will be a bit of a redesign.

During Batwoman's DC FanDome panel, showrunner Caroline Dries said the costume will be changed early in Season 2, offering a little bit of insight into what fans should expect. "It's going to be a little bit of an evolution, we're going to see the suit evolve early on in the season," she said. "Ryan is like, 'For me to feel empowered in this thing, it needs to feel like I'm representing something that I'm fighting for.'"

Much like with Kate Kane, Dries said it's important that "Ryan isn't hiding what makes her awesome with a suit." Given the character's status as the first Black Batwoman on a live-action TV show or movie, she and Leslie want to make sure that's honored in the suit.

DC's Young Justice Season 4: Official Title, Plot Details, And Key Art Revealed

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DC's Young Justice Season 4: Official Title, Plot Details, And Key Art Revealed

It's been over a year since new episodes of the animated DC Comics series Young Justice have debuted. Season 3 of the series, titled Outsiders, concluded in August 2019. After a panel at DC FanDome, though, fans of the show have their first hints about the upcoming Season 4.

It was revealed during the panel, which was moderated by GameSpot's Chris E. Hayner, that the fourth season of Young Justice would be titled Phantoms--and the key art below was released. What's more, the cast and producers of the series revealed that work is well underway. Still, a release date has not been announced. It's also not entirely clear where new episodes of the series would air.

With the launch of Outsiders, Young Justice streamed exclusively on DC Universe. However, it's entirely possible new episodes could also air on the HBO Max streaming service--or move there exclusively. It's already been revealed that Season 3 of Doom Patrol will be an HBO Max exclusive.

Doom Patrol Renewed For Season 3--But Not On DC Universe

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The second installment of DC FanDome, the DC Comics virtual convention, packed some interesting news for fans of Doom Patrol, the live-action series that was initially available exclusively on DC Universe. After Season 2 streamed on that platform, as well as HBO Max, a third season is in the works. However, it's departing from the DC Universe streaming service.

As revealed in its FanDome panel, Doom Patrol Season 3 will air exclusively on HBO Max. "Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most-watched Max Originals on the platform," HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey said in a statement. "The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike."

Thus far, no information was revealed about when to expect Season 3 or what it would be about. However, those who enjoy Doom Patrol will get even more opportunities to watch the bizarre group of heroes--Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), and Cyborg (Jovian Wade)--get up to their unique brand of hijinx for some time to come. And if you haven't watched Doom Patrol yet, what are you waiting for?

AGDQ 2021 Will Be Online-Only Due To Pandemic Concerns

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Despite the event not taking place until January 2021, Games Done Quick has opted to schedule AGDQ 2021 as an online-only event because of the ongoing pandemic.

"Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the community, Games Done Quick has made the difficult decision to move AGDQ 2021 to an entirely online format and will not feature a live venue," organizers said on the speedrunning event's website. "Similar to SGDQ 2020, we will broadcast the event from our studio, with runners participating from the safety of their homes.

The dates won't be changed from when they were scheduled previously. It will be held from January 3 through January 10, and game submissions will run from September 24 until October 4. The full schedule is expected to be announced on November 9.

PS5 Showcase Event Coming September 16: Could We Learn The Price?

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Sony has announced a new PlayStation 5 showcase scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The event will focus on the console's upcoming games. It will include a look at games coming at launch as well as those available in the future. If you haven't made up your mind on purchasing the PS5 yet, this could be your chance.

The event will be shown on both Twitch and YouTube, and will last about 40 minutes. It's games-focused rather than hardware-focused, and will feature updates on first-party and third-party games. We know that Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are both scheduled to release near the system's launch. Neither has a firm release date. Other games, such as the Demon's Souls remake, don't have release windows yet. There also isn't an official date for the PS5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but it releases three days after Microsoft's systems. Having that available as a launch title for the PS5 would certainly be a big deal. However, it will also be one of players' first introductions to the new $70 price we'll see for certain next-gen games. Take-Two is similarily pricing games at this level, while other companies such as Ubisoft have not done so yet.

Control Deluxe Edition Players Get Ultimate Edition Upgrade, Then Have It Removed

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Last month, Control publisher 505 Games confirmed that the game's Ultimate Edition version, which bundles the original title with two expansions, will be the only way to get a free upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions without re-purchasing the game. At the time, 505 said this was an option it chose because it couldn't bring all current-gen players to next-gen platforms and framed it as avoiding "leaving any one group out." That's what makes the latest development in the story so confusing.

Users on the gaming forum ResetEra reported that despite owning the Deluxe Edition of the game, which is not the same as the Ultimate Edition, they found they had been upgraded to it anyway. A short time later, this was revoked, and they were reverted back to the previous version of the game.

505 Games' decision to not offer any sort of upgrade path for most Control players was controversial because it wasn't just the base game that would need to be transferred. It has received two substantial expansions, and with performance issues on current-gen systems sometimes affecting framerate, it's expected that the next-gen experience will be superior.

State Of Live Games: How Every Game-As-A-Service Is Going Into Next Gen

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As the release of the Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 comes closer, one question in particular becomes ever more relevant: How many game-as-a-service titles are getting next-gen ports? And, of course, there is the follow-up: How many of them will keep the hundreds of hours of save data that I've invested into the game already?

Below, we take a look at all the major game-as-a-service titles that are still receiving new content drops, updates, and hotfix patches and listing whether they are getting next-gen ports. If they are (or if there's a possibility that they could), we also list whether they support cross-play and cross-progression. We also let you know whether you'll need to buy the game again. To help you find what you're looking for, the games are listed in alphabetical order.

BioWare has announced that it plans on giving the loot-shooter a complete overhaul following Anthem's rocky launch, but next-gen console ports haven't been announced as part of those plans. We assume that Anthem 2.0 will get Xbox Series X/S and PS5 ports, but we can't know that for sure--it could remain on current-gen hardware, only playable on next gen via backwards compatibility. On current-gen platforms, Anthem does not support cross-play or cross-progression.