Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to Linux
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to a new system -- operating system, that is. 2K has confirmed, following leaks from Take-Two Interactive financial report, that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be playable on the Linux operating system this fall. Sorry PS4 and Xbox One owners.
Unfortunately, that's about all Linux users have to get excited about as Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said it was unlikely that they would port Borderlands 2 to Linux.
@Two__Tone It happened. I talked to some people. I talked to some people about it today, too. I wouldn't get your hopes up too much...— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 22, 2014
As some have already deduced, the game is likely being ported to Linux to prepare for the Steam Operating System, but it's still definitely understandable why next-gen gamers would be upset with the announcement. Back when the game was announced for Xbox 360 and PS3, Pitchford explained that it would not be brought to current-gen systems (Xbox One and PS4) because of user installed base. Pitchford reasoned that because most played Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3, The Pre-Sequel would be better suited for those systems.
"It's more about the fact that we know that the biggest customer for [Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel] is a person who loves Borderlands, and 100% of those customers are on the platform that we're supporting," Pitchford said at the time. With Borderlands 2 having moved well over eight million copies across Xbox 360 and PS3, he pointed out "there's more people that bought Borderlands 2 than there are installed units of Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s. Meanwhile, there's 150 million installed PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s."
Thinkingly optimistically, he did say that it wouldn't be "impossible" to bring The Pre-Sequel to Xbox One and PS4, but did say "it does take time and people." I guess not as much as it takes to bring it to Linux though.