It’s always a treat when developers prove that they still hold PC gaming in high regard.
PC gamers will be able to enjoy:
- higher resolutions
- the ability to customize the game’s user interface
- multiplayer matchmaking through Steamworks
While most of these bulletpoints are probably to be expected from any modern PC game, it’s reassuring to know that Gearbox won’t just be porting over the console version.
Perhaps more interesting are the new details Gibson revealed on Borderlands 2‘s increased focus on tactics. Apparently, the game will reward players who thoughtfully upgrade their skill trees based on team dynamics, rather than by whatever looks cool.
Also, shooting the closest enemy is no longer the best tactic in the game, as foes can now provide buffs for each other. Instead, players will have to choose their targets wisely in order to stay alive.
Every bit of new information about Borderlands 2 seems like a step in the right direction. We’ll have to wait until the game releases on September 18 in the US — September 21 internationally — to see if Gearbox is successful in their endeavors.