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Borderlands 2 Also Looks Like It's Coming To Linux, UPDATE: Confirmed

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UPDATE: We have confirmation from Aspyr Media that they are doing the port:
Michael Blair, Aspyr MediaYes! BL2 Linux is absolutely real! We've been working hard on it for months and will talk about a release date as soon as possible.


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Remember when Randy Pitchford of Gearbox told us not to get our hopes up? Then Borderlands: The Pre-sequel was confirmed for Linux? Well he's a funny guy as Borderlands 2 is now showing signs of coming over to Linux anyway.

Thanks to the SteamDB as usual:
QuoteChanged App Config
launch/3/config/oslist: linux
launch/3/description: Launch
launch/3/executable: ./Borderlands2


QuoteChanged Depots
49531/config/oslist: linux
49531/name: Linux Content
49533/config/oslist: linux
49533/name: Linux Executable
49534/config/language: english
49534/config/oslist: linux
49534/name: Linux English

There's a lot more too, but you get the idea

Borderlands 2 was ported to Mac thanks to Aspyr Media, so it's easy to assume they will be doing the porting for Borderlands 2 on Linux as well. Considering how good their first Linux port was I have high hopes for this one to not only be real, but to be a good port.

I've actually played a lot of the original Borderlands and a little bit of Borderlands 2, so I will be buying all the DLC once it is release to show my support. I might even grab a gift copy for one lucky GamingOnLinux reader, so stay tuned for that.

Borderlands 2 is a massive game with some really awesome weapons to be found. The weapons that can be found vary widly too, and no play-through will be the same. The chance to have this type of game on Linux is amazing.

I would imagine Borderlands 2 would be ported before The Pre-sequel since it's an older and more familiar code-base.

We have reached out to Aspyr Media to see if they can comment on it or point us in the direction of who is doing it.

You can check out Borderlands 2 on Steam here, but we highly recommend NOT buying it until it is released.

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Are you as excited as we are? Be sure to sound off in the comments and spread the word across the internet.

For me Randy Pitchford of Gearbox this puts you firmly back in my good backs after Colonial Marines, so don't break my heart again please. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Smashley 3 Sep, 2014
I'll buy it, once I see its on linux.
Beamboom 3 Sep, 2014
Strange, I always thought it was Feral who did the Mac ports of Borderlands.
But man this is AWESOME news, I've not even finished B2 and not touched the DLC yet - now I'll wait for this version and do it all!

Also, this game seriously is first and foremost a coop game. So hook up with some buddies on this one and do the campaign together. It adds SO much to the experience.
Belarrius 3 Sep, 2014
OUUAAAHHHH! Another F****** Amazing GAME!

I'm on Ubuntu since 3 years WITHOUTH Windows, just mono-boot. And..... Wow. This news make me happy!

If there's one thing as I like more than to make love, it's Borderlands 2 <3
Eyjafjallajökull 3 Sep, 2014
Woohoo, can't wait to play this game with out wine !
Now I want to see blizzard to get on board with tux too ;)
jamesc359 3 Sep, 2014
This is fantastic news! Borderlands is hands down one of the best FPSes out there. It's unique and very stylish design makes it not only stand out, but it also allows the game to capture the feel of the Wild West way beyond anything that's found in any of the typical lackluster Western shooters. I honestly can't wait. :-)
coryrj19951 3 Sep, 2014
Never really played any of the games in the series, but since they seem to be porting them, I might have to give them a try! any one else starting to love Aspyr Media? Their port of Civ V was flawless!

EDIT: just bought Borderlands 1 for the Xbox360 two days ago, definitely going to buy number 2 for Linux! great game!
oldrocker99 4 Sep, 2014
Yah-freakin'-WHOO!

This is one of the games I asked Aspyr about, and, having already ported it to the Mac, a lot of the heavy lifting is already done.

The other game I asked about is Bioshock:Infinite, which a number of other users here have expressed a desire to see. It was also ported to the Mac by Aspyr.

Life is good and getting better!
Xylemon 4 Sep, 2014
I hope it uses OpenAL or SDL, I would love to have native OSS4 support too!
neowiz73 4 Sep, 2014
good thing is I haven't bought this game yet, and since I heard wind of this I've held off from buying it several times now. Just so I can get it when Aspyr releases it, so they get the credit :)
killx_den 4 Sep, 2014
Finally I can finish the game. Will probably buy some dlc's as soon as it is released.
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