AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Gearbox Software, announced today that Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™ is officially launching on Mac and Linux operating systems on October 14, 2014 in North America and on October 17, 2014 internationally, alongside the Windows PC version. Mac and Linux versions are available now for pre-order on Steam and Aspyr’s own GameAgent.com website. Both Mac and Linux versions will support cross-platform Steam multiplayer and content delivered through SHiFT.
“Bringing the next installment in the critically-acclaimed Borderlands series to Mac and Linux users the same day as Windows PC users has been a goal for us from the beginning,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “Luckily, we have a great development team and fantastic partners at 2K and Gearbox Software.”
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Mac will also be launching on the Mac App Store this October.
Aspyr has also announced that Borderlands 2 is now available on Linux. Linux fans can buy a fully featured Borderlands 2 and all available DLC today on Steam and GameAgent.com.
“Our Linux users have been fantastic, and we’ve been thrilled with their response to AAA games,” Howard continued. “It makes us excited to bring them Borderlands 2 and more great games like it.”
Both Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 are rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
For more information on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 for Mac and Linux, please visit www.aspyr.com or follow us on Twitter (@AspyrMedia) and Facebook (/AspyrMedia).
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About Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of Mac® games, bringing blockbuster gaming franchises including Call of Duty®, Sid Meier's Civilization®, Star Wars™, and Borderlands™ to Mac computers around the world. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Aspyr also develops and publishes interactive entertainment for Mobile, Linux, and Windows PC platforms. More information about Aspyr and its games may be found at www.aspyr.com. All marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
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About Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for award winning, best-selling video games developed for all major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and headquartered near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the critically acclaimed, award winning Brothers in Arms franchise and the record-breaking, genre-setting Borderlands franchise. In addition to having developed video games in some of the world's greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox Software’s success has been supported through many key and mutually beneficial business relationships with the world's greatest video game platform and publishing partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve/Steam, Apple and Take-Two/2K.