It seems like only yesterday that Borderlands 3 was revealed and it’s already nearly upon us. The game’s initial showing at PAX East was marred by some technical difficulties, but it doesn’t seem like the same thing is happening to the game itself, as it has gone gold over a month ahead of its release date.
The news comes in the form of a tweet from Gearbox themselves this afternoon, celebrating the occasion with an appropriately tinted GIF.
We are pleased to announce that #Borderlands3 has gone GOLD! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen! We’ll see you September 13th Vault Hunters! pic.twitter.com/CgwKbTgP9A
— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) July 31, 2019
In the video game industry, going gold means that a game has reached a point where they can press a master disc upon which all other discs are based on. This does not necessarily mean that the game is at 1.0. In theory, a master disc could contain most or all of the game but still be unplayable for content or quality reasons until an update is applied. Still, if it is being shipped out for production now, I cannot imagine there is too much that needs to be fixed.
Borderlands 3 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13.