“I WANT You, Baby. I Want You BAD.”
Gearbox Software has taken on board the complaints from the fan base concerning the PC version of Borderlands, which was an enjoyable yet highly frustrating experience. As such, last night the official website was updated to include a statement on all of the improvements in place to make the PC experience for Borderlands 2 the best one possible, and in typical Gearbox form they decided to do so in a loveletter from the franchise mascot, Claptrap.
You can see the letter for yourself here (and it’s worth a look, even if you’re planning on getting the console version, just to see Claptrap in fine form) but being the helpful people we are, you can find a list of the improvements below:
- FOV Slider
- 100 % Mouse Usable Menus / Mouse wheel scrolling
- Remappable Keybindings for Keyboard / Mouse
- PC Specific UI
- Native Multiplayer Matching
- 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, you can argue that this should have been included from the beginning, but I for one think it’s great they are going the extra mile for PC gamers this time around. No awkward menus, no need to use third-party software for co-op, no port forwarding, and remappable keybindings are changes that will make things a more enjoyable experience, but the news of LAN support will no doubt have players in fits of joy.
Borderlands 2 will be coming out this September, and if you’re now hankering to get more of a Borderlands fix you can always check out Jon’s preview here.