Oct 1, 2014

Borderlands 2 Now Available On Linux; Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Is Coming To Linux This Month

Borderlands 2, the popular action RPG video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, is now available on Linux / Steam OS.







The game was ported to Linux by Aspyr Media, the company that ported Borderlands 2 to Mac back in 2012.



For those not familiar with Borderlands 2, this is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game which uses the Unreal Engine 3. According to Wikipedia, the game was a financial success and with 8.5 million copies sold by February 2014, it's 2K Games' best-selling game.



Below you can watch the official Borderlands 2 launch trailer:





(direct video link)



On Linux, Borderlands 2 has the following system requirements:


  • Ubuntu 14.04 / Steam OS (but of course, this doesn't mean it doesn't work on other Linux distributions)

  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

  • HDD space: 13 GB

  • Video card (Nvidia): Geforce 260

  • Video memory: 1GB




The game Steam page mentions that integrated Intel graphics and ATI graphics are currently unsupported for Borderlands 2 on Linux.



Borderlands 2 costs $19.99 but there's a special promotion right now and you can buy the game for $4.99 (75% discount) for the next 32 hours: Borderlands 2 @ Steam.





Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel




Aspyr Media has confirmed that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to both Mac and Linux, on 14 October 2014 in North America and on 17 October 2014 outside of North America:



"Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Mac and Linux will offer full feature parity with the Windows PC version, including cross-platform multiplayer and SHiFT Support. Plus, Aspyr will be supporting all future DLC releases."



You can pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from GameAgent or the Steam store ($59.99).






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