Been playing The Pre-sequel all afternoon, I log out to take care of some stuff and when I sign back in I’m greeted by this automatic pop-up ad for Borderlands 3. Along with a new menu option to preorder and a damn banner stuck on the top of the title screen.
I loaded up Borderlands 2 and the same advert automatically opens with the same menu clutter.
I get that you want people to buy the game but come on, sneaking in a Trojan horse advertisement hiding inside of the “free ultra HD update” into your older games wasn’t called for. Pretty much any of us who are still playing these games are already hyped beyond belief and ready to hand over our paychecks.
I mean, I’m not even that bothered that they did it. A subtle menu option to remind new players that there’s a new game on the horizon isn’t that bad but why go with the trifecta? A pop-up, a banner and a menu item?
I’m already about to joypuke from all the hype, you don’t need to shove it down my throat.