Hands On: Borderlands 2 VR Is Much Better with the PSVR Aim Controller



Borderlands 2 VR launched last year and played perfectly fine with the DualShock 4 controller, but we weren’t fond of its PlayStation Move support. Unfortunately, the game lacked PSVR Aim Controller support at launch – despite frequent requests from fans for its implementation. Thankfully, developer Gearbox listened, and a patch this week added the peripheral in.

And after a short test, we can confirm that it’s vastly superior. All of the original comfort options return, so you can toggle between snap and regular rotation, etc. But having those two analogue sticks on the firearm-shaped peripheral itself makes an enormous difference to the gameplay, and it’s the best way to enjoy the title right now.

We still feel that the shooting is a touch archaic these days – it’s a consequence of the original title being almost a decade old. But being able to shoot out projectiles from the sky while strafing is fun, and the PSVR Aim Controller feels like it’s mapped flawlessly in game. It’s a neat update, then, that really elevates this virtual reality port – better late than never.


Will you be picking up Borderlands 2 VR now that PSVR Aim Controller support has been added in? Did you already play through the shooter-looter with the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move? Do the Claptrap dance in the comments section below.



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