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Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux

Gaming

Published on 02 September 2014 04:36 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Borderlands 2, an action role-playing game mixed with first-person shooter elements is coming to Linux. Borderlands 2 has been out for Windows gamers for nearly two years while now it's finally getting ready to meet Linux and SteamOS gamers.

Reports of Borderlands 2 showing up in Steam game libraries of Linux gamers have started coming in by Phoronix readers, although the title isn't yet playable but has been confirmed by Aspyr Media as doing the port. For those that haven't fired up Steam on Linux today yet, there's the SteamDB information. Hopefully the Linux port will become playable in the near future. This news comes after back in April they were just considering a Borderlands 2 Linux port.

The story to Borderlands 2 is described as:
Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corporation.

Players will fight across the whole of Pandora to stop Jack from awakening an ancient alien evil known only as "the Warrior." Their quest will bring them into contact with some familiar faces from the old game – most notably, the original four Vault Hunters: Roland, Lilith, Brick and Mordecai. They, along with some brand new characters, will help players defeat Jack, destroy the Warrior, and save Pandora.

Borderlands 2 currently retails for $20 on Steam.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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