In a news post on Steam today, 2K revealed that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be made available on Valve’s SteamOS at launch this October. Borderlands 2 is also now available on the Linux based OS and 75% off this week to celebrate.
Having the third entry in the shoot-and-loot series arrive day one on SteamOS is rather impressive and could be a good sign that large developers are willing to embrace the platform. Yet, Microsoft’s announcement of Windows 10 today could very well spell some trouble for Valve’s plans for pushing for Linux based systems with its return to more sensible UX decisions for desktop environments. Only time will tell, especially with Valve’s Steam Machines being delayed into 2015.
The good news at the end of the day is that the consumer wins. You now have the option to boot up a big name franchise on Windows, Mac or Linux day one, something that we’d love to see more of in major releases. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 14th.