Borderlands Ditches GameSpy, Moves to Steamworks
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.