Gearbox’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, said during a developer’s session at Rezzed that the first Borderlands game has sold 6 million units – something remarkable for a new IP – and that the company will do their best to offer the best possible PC version. According to Pitchford, PC gamers expect better treatment within the game itself. That’s precisely why Gearbox revealed – a while back – Claptrap love letter and Pitchford reconfirmed that the PC version of Borderlands 2 will be the best available version of it.
As Pitchford said:
“With both BL1 and BL2, the PC version is the best looking, highest fidelity version of the game, but what we’ve learned, is that the details are important to you on the PC and we made a strong effort to improve those details in the product.”
The PC version of Borderlands 2 will feature 100% mouse usable menus/mouse wheel scrolling, Achievements, Cloud saves, Control pad support, a FOV slider, Friends list support, in-game V-sync option, LAN support, Logitech keyboard support, mouse smoothing options that can be completely disabled, native multiplayer matchmaking, PC-specific UI, push to talk functionalities, remappable keybindings for keyboard/mouse and support for higher resolutions.
Pitchford has also confirmed that the game’s budget is higher, meaning that Gearbox can up some of their priorities this time around.
Borderlands 2 is currently scheduled for a September release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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