Borderlands Ditches GameSpy, Moves to Steamworks

By Andrew Matt

September 15, 2014

Borderlands multiplayer has officially been saved today, as 2k has completed the migration from GameSpy to Steamworks.

A post over on the original first-person loot-’em-up games Steam page announced the conversion, allowing players to continue to play the nearly six-year-old game with friends for the foreseeable future. GameSpy’s shutdown forced several games that used their technology for hosting multiplayer to scramble for alternatives and essentially killed off multiplayer for many older titles that no longer had developer or publisher support. It was even reported that over 50 EA games were being affected by the change when the dark news broke.

Thankfully, in a rare move, we got to see Borderlands saved, likely due to the upcoming release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. 2K is even offering a way for users who bought physical copies of the game a way to transition to Steamworks, in what can only be described as a happy ending.

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Andrew Matt

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.

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