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So, if you are living under a rock let me remind you on something: Gearbox president Randy Pitchford stated he would talk to some people about the possibility of a Linux port for Borderlands 2. Sadly though as I expected from Randy it probably won't happen.

@Two__Tone It happened. I talked to some people. I talked to some people about it today, too. I wouldn't get your hopes up too much...

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 22, 2014


I never get my hopes up about anything Randy & Gearbox do since their utter failure with Colonial Marines (not on Linux), they utterly lied about it including showing game-play trailers that weren't in the game! Thankfully that was my last Windows purchase, hopefully forever.

I imagine for a company like Gearbox we are just too small a market-share right now for their wanted/expected return on a port, this tweet seems to sum that up:

@Two__Tone We can maneuver with markets. Today, unfortunately, the mind share cost cannot be rationalized and the economics are poor.

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 23, 2014


Sad since the Borderlands series of games are actually good.

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Guest 23 Apr, 2014
I'm not one of those people, but it does run well in Wine.

To be honest, I'm not surprised he's being short sighted on this one -- other than the Borderlands games, Gearbox haven't made very many smart moves (Duke Nukem Forever as well as Colonial Marines).
Miles 23 Apr, 2014
Wait, what?? I thought they were open to it. See if I ever bother to buy their games on ANY platform now. >:(
Guest 23 Apr, 2014
Quoting: MilesWait, what?? I thought they were open to it. See if I ever bother to buy their games on ANY platform now. >:(

He only said he was going to look into it.
alexThunder 23 Apr, 2014
QuoteI never get my hopes up about anything Randy & Gearbox do since their utter failure with Colonial Marines (not on Linux), they utterly lied about it including showing game-play trailers that weren't in the game! Thankfully that was my last Windows purchase, hopefully forever.

Sounds like you're butthurt, or why else would bring that unrelated stuff up? :P

Anyway, too bad. I was always close buying this game, but there was always be something more interesting. A port for Linux would have been my chance to catch this up. Too bad :/

Well, maybe we'll see future titles of that branch. Still, with all the DLCs out there, wouldn't that boost the profitability of a port even though there's a comparably small market share?
Liam Dawe 23 Apr, 2014
Quoting: alexThunder
QuoteI never get my hopes up about anything Randy & Gearbox do since their utter failure with Colonial Marines (not on Linux), they utterly lied about it including showing game-play trailers that weren't in the game! Thankfully that was my last Windows purchase, hopefully forever.
Sounds like you're butthurt, or why else would bring that unrelated stuff up? :P

Of course I am, I paid out for two pre-order copies ~£60 of Colonial Marines based on "actual game-play" videos from Gearbox, to which it all turned out to be lies.

What's not to be "butthurt" about that?
GoCorinthians 23 Apr, 2014
Yet remains Watch Dogs, Dark Souls, Dying Light on Windows...and some few indies games!

2014 is really a linux games year for my steam library purchases
Radegast 23 Apr, 2014
QuoteI wouldn't get your hopes up too much...
Hehe, Gearbox could use this as their company motto
Lordpkappa 23 Apr, 2014
Bad move Gearbox, if you'll start to use opengl over dx maybe you'll see development cost to decrease and a far better way to support all the paltform, i hope that with the port of Unreal Engine 4, Cryengine and Unity the Linux support will be no more a problem...
Metallinatus 23 Apr, 2014
Couldn't care less about Borderlands.... I WANT WATCH_DOGS FOR LINUX!!!!!
Lordpkappa 23 Apr, 2014
Quoting: MetallinatusCouldn't care less about Borderlands.... I WANT WATCH_DOGS FOR LINUX!!!!!

I want Rome II (confirmed, but when?) ;) and Evolve for linux.
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