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Now coming to Linux – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to a new system — operating system, that is. 2K has #confirmed, following leaks from Take-Two Interactive financial report, that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be playable on Linux this fall (October 14, 2014). Sorry PS4 and Xbox One owners.

Unfortunately, that’s about all Linux us users have to get excited about as Gearbox CEO Randy #Pitchford said it was unlikely that they would port Borderlands 2 to Linux.

As some have already deduced, the game is likely being ported to Linux to prepare for the Steam Operating System, but it’s still definitely understandable why next-gen gamers would be upset with the announcement. Back when the game was announced for Xbox 360 and PS3, Pitchford explained that it would not be brought to current-gen systems (Xbox One and PS4) because of user installed base. Pitchford reasoned that because most played Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3, The Pre-Sequel would be better suited for those systems.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, set between Borderlands 1 and 2, starts when Handsome Jack crashes the Hyperion space station into the moon. Players work for Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2’s big bad), getting the chance to watch his fall from grace.

“It’s more about the fact that we know that the biggest customer for [Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel] is a person who loves Borderlands, and 100% of those customers are on the platform that we’re supporting,” Pitchford said at the time. With Borderlands 2 having moved well over eight million copies across Xbox 360 and PS3, he pointed out “there’s more people that bought Borderlands 2 than there are installed units of Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s. Meanwhile, there’s 150 million installed PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s.”

Thinkingly optimistically, he did say that it wouldn’t be “impossible” to bring The Pre-Sequel to Xbox One and PS4, but did say “it does take time and people.” I guess not as much as it takes to bring it to Linux though.

While Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is headed to Linux, it seems unlikely we will see Linux ports for Borderlands 1 and 2.

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