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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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scaine 2 Sep, 2014
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That would make me a very happy gamer. I´ve already sunk a fair bit of time into both titles at the start of 2013 when I still had a Windows partition. They´re pretty superb shooters.
oldrocker99 2 Sep, 2014
This is very good news. "First-person Diablo" is still the best desciption I've heard, from my son.

Aspyr did the Mac port, FWIW.
seven 2 Sep, 2014
awesome news indeed
GoCorinthians 2 Sep, 2014
Damn....aspyr I love u!

But we could agree that 2k aint doing anything to port both games to PC, but only Aspyr! As for MAC editions of games the same!

n30p1r4t3 2 Sep, 2014
GoCorinthians 2 Sep, 2014
22k playing Bioshock at moment. It still a top AAA game!
killeri404 2 Sep, 2014
Why do I even have Windows installed if all nice games are coming?
FutureSuture 2 Sep, 2014
I absolutely love Borderlands so getting Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The PreSequel would be amazing! If Borderlands made it too, I would buy it again!
GoCorinthians 2 Sep, 2014
Quoting: killeri404Why do I even have Windows installed if all nice games are coming?
Yep same here. I will shrink windows HD to get more space for linux games...Anyone in 2011 would laugh at me if I said that ...lmao

Teodosio 2 Sep, 2014
That's a very very good news! I actually bought Borderlands 2 on a sale just some weeks before deciding to remove my ex-Windows partition for good, so I think I didn't play it for more than a few hours! :P
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