Gearbox writes love letter to PC gamers


— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2012

We PC gamers are so often neglected, it's nice to get even a small reminder that game developers and publishers are thinking about us. Gearbox Software has gone above and beyond the call of duty there, penning a love letter to PC fans in the words of Borderland's trademark robot spaz, Claptrap.

The letter is long, sweet, and surrounded with roses and candles, but it's about more than a passing fancy. In reality, it's a vessel through which Gearbox cleverly lists the improvements in store for the PC release of Borderlands 2. They are, in the order listed:

  • FOV slider
  • 100% mouse usable menus/mouse wheel scrolling
  • PC specific UI
  • Native multiplayer matchmaking
  • Push to talk
  • Logitech keyboard support
  • LAN support (including offline mode)
  • Control pad support
  • Integrated v-sync option
  • Support for higher resolutions
  • Mouse smoothing options (can be disabled completely)
  • Cloud save support
  • Achievement support
  • Friends list support
  • No port forwarding required

Yes, that's quite a list. I don't know if features like "achievement support" and "friends list support" are worthy of note—the original Borderlands also had those, thanks to its Steam integration. I'd definitely be down with a better, more mouse-friendly UI and more customizability in the settings, though. Good on Gearbox for going the extra mile.

Borderlands 2 is primed for a simultaneous release on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18. If you missed the dubstep-infused launch date reveal trailer, you can watch it here.

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