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.