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‘Borderlands 2’ cross-save compatibility between PS3 and PS Vita available now

Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2
Photo courtesy of 2K Games, used with permission

The PS Vita edition of Borderlands 2 didn’t launch with the ability for players to utilize the cross-save feature between the Playstation 3 and PS Vita when it released earlier this month. However, as the official Playstation Twitter account announced on May 20, a new title update was released today for the popular co-op shooter which finally enabled the option for fans to use the same save file on both the PS3 and PS vita versions of Borderlands 2.

The added ability to cross-save between the Playstation versions of the game will give player the option to use their PS3 save file for Borderlands 2 and import their existing characters and progress into the new handheld edition. Furthermore, the save can go back and forth between the two games which allow fans to take the game with them on the PS Vita and then continue playing at home with the Playstation 3

The PS Vita version of the loot-based shooter includes the entire story campaign of Borderlands 2. The handheld also features several of the game’s DLC packs, including all six of the title’s playable character classes. Fitting the entire Borderlands 2 experience onto the PS Vita created a few challenges. The game’s frame rate is understandably worse than what players may be accustomed to in other versions of the game. The biggest sacrifice that the game suffered in order to appear on Sony’s handheld is that the max co-op player count had to be reduced from four to two.

Borderlands 2 is out now on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and PS Vita. The original versions of the game have now received the last bit of add-on content that Gearbox Software plans to release. The developer created several additional DLC packs beyond the fulfillment of all promised Season Pass content. It is unknown if there are currently any plans to bring the remainder of the DLC to the PS Vita.