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Borderlands 2, the popular action RPG video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, is now available on Linux / Steam OS.

Borderlands 2

The game was ported to Linux by Aspyr Media, the company that ported Borderlands 2 to Mac back in 2012.

For those not familiar with Borderlands 2, this is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game which uses the Unreal Engine 3. According to Wikipedia, the game was a financial success and with 8.5 million copies sold by February 2014, it's 2K Games' best-selling game.

Below you can watch the official Borderlands 2 launch trailer:

(direct video link)

On Linux, Borderlands 2 has the following system requirements:
  • Ubuntu 14.04 / Steam OS (but of course, this doesn't mean it doesn't work on other Linux distributions)
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • HDD space: 13 GB
  • Video card (Nvidia): Geforce 260
  • Video memory: 1GB

The game Steam page mentions that integrated Intel graphics and ATI graphics are currently unsupported for Borderlands 2 on Linux.

Borderlands 2 costs $19.99 but there's a special promotion right now and you can buy the game for $4.99 (75% discount) for the next 32 hours: Borderlands 2 @ Steam.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Aspyr Media has confirmed that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to both Mac and Linux, on 14 October 2014 in North America and on 17 October 2014 outside of North America:

"Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Mac and Linux will offer full feature parity with the Windows PC version, including cross-platform multiplayer and SHiFT Support. Plus, Aspyr will be supporting all future DLC releases."

You can pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from GameAgent or the Steam store ($59.99).