Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Heading to SteamOS At Launch; Borderlands 2 Now On Valve’s OS

on September 30, 2014 9:20 PM

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.

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Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.