Although Borderlands 3 will not be released until September 13, it seems that its developer Take 2 and the studio Gearbox will allow Trevor Eastman, a terminally ill cancer fan, to enjoy the new game ahead of time.
Eastman, 27, turned to Reddit a few weeks ago explaining his case and defining himself as “a big fan of Borderlands for a long time.” From there I asked the community for help to try get in touch with the developer and ask for the possibility to try the game before its launch.
The initiative achieved its purpose, and in a new message of thanks to the rest of the fans, Eastman said the developer had contacted him and that he would meet with a company representative to play Borderlands 3 during the month of June: “I will most likely give a copy of the game”, I have added.
It is not the first time that we see a similar situation, in which the coordination of the fans and the goodwill of the developers allow sick fans to fulfill their last dreams, and to try long-awaited games. Rockstar let Red Dead Redemption 2 test another terminally ill patient, and Nintendo did the same with another Super Smash Bros. fa n who died just 24 hours later.