You may have noticed that the reviews of Borderlands 3 appeared online yesterday, but only on selected sites. What happened is that the publisher 2K Games has refused to grant different portals the opportunity to review the new chapter, citing security issues. Those who have had access have not even received a copy of the full game. Instead, reviewers were fornti a special account of the Epic Games Store with over pre-loaded a build that is a work-in-progress Borderlands 3, along with some warnings of instability.
The publisher will normally send the codes review a few weeks before the official launch, which gives reviewers time to play. 2K Games has done so in a limited way because the reviews online were not even in the final build. Also, was promised a copy of the publications cut out the day before the official launch. This means of course that, when will the review, Borderlands 3 will have already passed his first week on the market.
The whole situation is bizarre and, apparently, 2K Games would be organized intentionally around this to manage the average scores of reviews of Borderlands 3. In their latest podcast, the co-founder and editor of Giant Bomb, Jeff Gerstmann, has stated that a representative of 2K Games has refused categorically to send any copy of the review in advance due to cover the past-Giant Bomb. It was not about security issues, but rather the risk of getting a low score.
“When we asked, we were not told “hey, there are security problems”, but we were told by a PR representative 2K that will send a copy closer to the launch on the basis of the feeling of our coverage of E3″.
What do you think of this strange situation?
Borderlands 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the 13th of September 2019. The PC version will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, and will not be published on Steam until the 13th of April 2020.