PEGI has rated Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 for the Nintendo Switch despite the lack of any official info that a Switch port of the game is coming. The European video game content rating system published the rating on its website for a brief period. It also provided ratings for all of the game’s existing content, including the base game and DLCs. The rating was shortly removed but not before it set off speculations that Borderlands 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch console.
This isn't the first time PEGI rated a Switch version of Borderlands 3. PEGI provided a Switch rating for Borderlands 3: Director’s Cut in 2021. However, it later announced the rating was an error and it was removed. Now, a year and a half later, the organization has provided a fresh rating, which appears genuine especially since it covers every edition of the title.
The rating covered the base title Borderlands 3, Borderlands 3: Director’s Cut, and Borderlands 3: Designer’s Cut. It also included Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the fantastic Fustercluck, Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood, Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, and Borderlands 3: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot.
However, 2K Games hasn’t confirmed the report and without the publisher’s official confirmation, there is no way to say for certain whether the title will release for the Switch console. Fans also wonder whether, if the report is true, the title will be available physically, as a download, or as a Cloud-only version, like Kingdom Hearts and Hitman 3.
While Cloud console is slowly gaining ground, it is still only popular in regions with reliable internet access like Japan. Other regions with poor infrastructure, like North America, often result in inefficient gaming performance. An example is the Borderlands 3 release on Stadia which performed poorly in North America.
By the way, Switch users who want the Borderlands experience on their console don’t have to wait for Borderlands 3 to arrive on the platform. Borderlands Collection, which includes Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, is currently available on the console.
Gearbox Software, the lead developer of Borderlands 3, recently confirmed plans for more Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands-based titles. We're hoping to hear more about such plans as well as the Switch port of Borderlands 3 soon, preferably at The Game Awards on December 8. Speaking of, Blizzard Entertainment will reportedly unveil Diablo 4’s release date at the said event. Bandai Namco has also confirmed it will showcase Tekken 8 at the same event.
Borderlands 3 is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.