Saturday, March 3rd 2012

Borderlands 2 PC uses Steamworks

More and more publishers seem to be seeing Steamworks as the best viable DRM on the market and 2K Games is no exception. All PC editions of Borderlands 2 will use Valve's Steamworks suite as their DRM. Steamworks supports snazzy features beyond simple copy protection, Gearbox's shooter-RPG will also use it for multiplayer matchmaking, Steam Cloud storage, achievements, auto-updating, downloadable content, "and more." How Steamworks... works is that if you buy a boxed edition of Borderlands 2, you'll need to register the game with a Steam account, and launch it through Steam. The box will still contain a disc to install the game from, but you'll have the option to download it directly through Steam whenever you please. Digital distributors other than Steam will simply sell you a product key to activate on Steam. Steamworks was to be expected, really, as 2K Games has used it for PC editions of games it's published since Mafia II in 2010. It briefly dabbled in Games for Windows Live before then but, thankfully, that was a short-lived experiment.

Borderlands 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 18. As ever, a selection of shiny things are on offer as pre-order bonuses.

Source: Shacknews
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13 Comments on Borderlands 2 PC uses Steamworks

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Awesome super repetitive play part two! Can't wait to get this one on sale for five bucks.
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Shurakai
Awesome, super fun multiplayer and loot dropper part two! Can't wait to get this day one for myself and my mates. :p

Seriously though, everyone has different tastes. First games art style sold me, then I learned about the loot system and coop and played the shit out of it!

Gotta love Steamworks.
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Black Haru
by: Shurakai
Awesome, super fun multiplayer and loot dropper part two! Can't wait to get this day one for myself and my mates. :p

Seriously though, everyone has different tastes. First games art style sold me, then I learned about the loot system and coop and played the shit out of it!

Gotta love Steamworks.
yep, borderlands was one of the few games I broke the 300 hour mark on.
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#4
Rowsol
I'm not a fan of colorful kiddie graphics eg. diablo 3 but that screenshot looks awesome. Can't wait for this game.
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#5
Munki
It's about time. I woke up yesterday morning wondering when this was coming.
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DanTheBanjoman
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by: Rowsol
I'm not a fan of colorful kiddie graphics eg. diablo 3 but that screenshot looks awesome. Can't wait for this game.
Diablo 3 isn't exactly that colorful...
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#7
Xiphos
I am a big fan of steam.
I currently have a portable drive dedicated for steam. I love how I can use my desktop for heavy games such as GTA 4 and unplug it from my desktop and plug it into my laptop for some more casual games. (L4D2 anyone?)
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#8
Isenstaedt
Great news. I loved the first Borderlands and I'm loving the Steam workshop.
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#9
jalex3
Oh good, now how about an fov slider? still sad steam cloud support came out after I lost my saves in bl1. :banghead:
I want to install and play bl1 again, but I think I'm on my second last activation. :shadedshu
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#10
TRWOV
by: DanTheBanjoman
Diablo 3 isn't exactly that colorful...


;)
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#12
MikeMurphy
I've just rediscovered Borderlands. Fun game! For PCs you need to download and run the Borderlands Configuration Editor 2.1.4 I think. It fixes many problems with the game, like the terrible field of view.

Plus, Steam now hosts the savegames in the cloud. :)
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#13
Prima.Vera
by: DanTheBanjoman
Diablo 3 isn't exactly that colorful...
NOT what the earliest screenshots were showing...:shadedshu
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