Borderlands 3 On Google Stadia Has So Much Missing Content – For Now
When Google Stadia made its announcement back in March, the premiere streaming service seemed like a pretty impressive undertaking. While this idea remains true, the weeks following launch have left more than enough room for improvement, the service suffering from heated technical issues as well as an admittedly plain launch lineup. The latter of these problems was addressed with the recent addition of Borderlands 3, though it appears a new problem can now be found in this version’s lacking availability of content.
As revealed by a recent post from Gearbox (H/T Prima Games), the launch of Borderlands 3 on Stadia will not come with the same content featured on all other platforms. In fact, the version currently available on the service only features updates through to October 24th, foregoing weeks of critical patches as well as endgame content like Takedown At Maliwan’s Blacksite and the Moxxi’s Heist Of The Handsome Jackpot DLC.
This nearly two-month content disparity is one that will surely give fans pause, especially considering Borderlands 3 has had quite a few gameplay tweaks and balance changes in the time since. While it doesn’t appear these updates will arrive anytime in the immediate future, Gearbox assures the Google Stadia version will eventually catch up with the game’s console and PC ports sometime in early 2020.
“We aim to achieve feature parity for all versions of Borderlands 3 early in 2020, but for the moment the version of the game that you play on Stadia has benefitted from the updates and fixes that were released through October 24,” the post said. “Noteworthy features coming soon to the Stadia version of Borderlands 3 include endgame content like the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and Mayhem 4 difficulty, dedicated loot pools for bosses, and additional bank space.”
Grab some new games to play across your favorite screens! Borderlands 3, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint are available this week on Stadia.
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) December 17, 2019
The Stadia release of Borderlands 3 comes as part of a three-part announcement, also introducing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint to the online platform. The Borderlands 3 version is available through several varyingly-featureful Standard, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe Editions–with each currently on sale at a reduced price until January 7th.
What do you think? Is this missing content enough to put you off from the Google Stadia version, or is eventual parity good enough for the time being? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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