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Borderlands: The Pre-sequel Looks Like It May Come To Linux (UPDATED)

Posted by , 6 August 2014 at 10:02 am UTC / 19080 views
UPDATE: It's confirmed as 2K spoke to IGN
QuoteWe've reached out to 2K, and they have confirmed that it will indeed be headed to Linux this fall.
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Thanks to the public financial reports of Take-Two Interactive it looks like the newest game in the Borderland series could see a Linux release and is listed as a platform for the game.

At this link here you will see this information:
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It's even listed in the downloadable PDF of the financial report, so that's pretty official.

We have reached out to Take-Two Interactive for confirmation on this. Hopefully it wasn't a mistake, but it's hard to see someone manually typing in "Linux" by accident.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is an upcoming first-person shooter video game being developed by 2K Australia with assistance from Gearbox Software and to be published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the Borderlands series, and a prequel to the 2012 game Borderlands 2.

This is extremely exciting as it's a massively popular game series, and if it turns out to be true it could mean the others may see a release too.

It's interesting as Randy Pitchford of Gearbox previously said to us not to get our hopes up, but that was about Borderlands 2.
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FutureSuture 6 August 2014 at 10:11 am UTC
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Call me a customer with money to spend, but I also want Borderlands and Borderlands 2!

lave 6 August 2014 at 10:34 am UTC
dont know about this one.. sure im happy that it will (if it does) support linux but the very same engine, user interface and (horrible!) menus again? if this is just borderlands2 with new content i might just skip it. for some reason when im done with a game i cannot simply enjoy the successor if it doesnt look and feel all new.
stopped playing after 30 minutes of fallout: new vegas because it was all fallout3 again and had a very hard time to motivate myself playing the borderlands2 dlc campaigns after finishing the original game. if the coop gameplay is good again and they do something about that piece of crap that is the inventory (borderlands 1 was way ahead here) then i might still fall for it.. but my first impression is this: meh D:

Beamboom 6 August 2014 at 10:51 am UTC
Ok so this is the BOMB. The hands down most fun coop shooter franchise of recent years.


... But maaan, what I would give to see "Linux" after that "Grand Theft Auto 5" entry...

Belarrius 6 August 2014 at 11:08 am UTC
Ohhhh Amaaaaazzzinnnng!

abelthorne 6 August 2014 at 11:12 am UTC
Well, it's indeed a bit odd after the comments from Pitchford about Borderlands 2. I'd wait for an official confirmation before being too much enthousiastic.

Anyway, I played the first Borderlands and it was pretty fun but a bit too repetitive and boring after a while. I've heard that Borderlands 2 addresses these issues but I've not played it. If the pre-sequel is more like the second episode, it can be a good game.

Beamboom 6 August 2014 at 11:17 am UTC
abelthorneI played the first Borderlands and it was pretty fun but a bit too repetitive and boring after a while. I've heard that Borderlands 2 addresses these issues but I've not played it.

Borderlands (either game) is best played with a buddy and a few strong drinks. It's hilarious, a total blast.
But a good friend or three needs to be onboard. As a solo game it's pretty repetitive, that is true. And lonely. At least once you're used to hang out in there with buddies.

n30p1r4t3 6 August 2014 at 11:20 am UTC
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lavedont know about this one.. sure im happy that it will (if it does) support linux but the very same engine, user interface and (horrible!) menus again? if this is just borderlands2 with new content i might just skip it. for some reason when im done with a game i cannot simply enjoy the successor if it doesnt look and feel all new.
stopped playing after 30 minutes of fallout: new vegas because it was all fallout3 again and had a very hard time to motivate myself playing the borderlands2 dlc campaigns after finishing the original game. if the coop gameplay is good again and they do something about that piece of crap that is the inventory (borderlands 1 was way ahead here) then i might still fall for it.. but my first impression is this: meh D:

1) Fallout NV is NOT the same as FO3. Sure the game play is similar, but the story and atmosphere are worlds apart. What did you expect? A Race car sim?

2) The Pre-Sequel is meant to bridge the gap between 1 and 2 explaining some of the conflicts in BL2.

3) I agree that Borderlands 2's menus were a bit off, and the gameplay is highly repetitive. That being said, if you're in the right mood...borderlands 2 is an amazingly fun experience.

I for one am very excited about this .

Beamboom... But maaan, what I would give to see "Linux" after that "Grand Theft Auto 5" entry...

I know right...bye bye Windows.

oldrocker99 6 August 2014 at 11:50 am UTC
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Well, Feral did port Borderlands 2 to the Mac, and also Bioshock:Infinite. I'm still hopeful.

This is good news, about the new Borderlands, of course. I already said bye bye Windows.

FutureSuture 6 August 2014 at 12:10 pm UTC
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abelthorneWell, it's indeed a bit odd after the comments from Pitchford about Borderlands 2. I'd wait for an official confirmation before being too much enthousiastic.
How hard would it be to bring over Borderlands and Borderlands 2 if this is simply a new game in the series and not a new game in the series built on an entirely new game engine? Seems a bit like Civilization: Beyond Earth being announced for Linux followed by Civilization 5 coming out for Linux.

JoZ3 6 August 2014 at 12:59 pm UTC
well.. take my money!!!!

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