its there. in the game. and it talks to you. does every vault hunter have schizophrenia? and thats why theyre seeing it?
it is solely there as a respawn mechanic. nothing can bring someone back from the dead. also, if you want an in story reason to make you sleep easier, hyperion ran the new u stations in bl2. jack just booted roland out before he shot him. and maya’s was an older model that wasn’t linked to the new system.
There are many threads on this topic, please add to one of those.
There is one recent one but there are others with Tales, TPS, and Bl2 as well.
New-U was confirmed a game mechanic and not cannon by gearbox back when bl2 came out.
If new-u was cannon then the universe would have no steaks because everyone could just endlessly respawn.