After Gearbox’s recent announcement that the highly anticipated upcoming role playing shooter (RPS) Borderlands 2 has gone gold, Gearbox says that it will now focus on post-launch support of the game in the form of all new downloadable content (DLC). The Gearbox Community Manager, who goes by the name ChrisF on the forums, made a thread on the Borderlands 2 forums saying that the developers will now be working on DLC.

“After the release of the game, four brand new add-on campaigns for Borderlands 2 are coming your way, featuring new areas to explore, new adventures to undertake, new enemies to overcome and more. Priced individually at 800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 and $9.99 on PC and PlayStation 3, these four campaign add-ons are scheduled to hit by June 2013 with more details to come in the future,” said ChrisF in the forum post.

2012 can't come soon enough

The developers are now working on DLC for the game

The post also mentions a Season Pass for Borderlands 2 that may be available later and will include all four add-on campaigns. The Season Pass will be priced at 2400 Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360 and $29.99 on the PC and PlayStation 3. This would mean that buying the Season Pass will net you a 25 percent discount over buying each add-on campaign individually.

Gearbox had announced earlier this month via Twitter that the PC version of the game will not have the ability to play split-screen co-op. “No, split-screen is not currently supported on PC due to technical reasons,” said the company on its Twitter page. PC is hardly the best platform for split-screen gaming, but it’s always a nice touch to be able to play with a friend in the same room and on the same system.

Gearbox had also written PC gamers a love letter, explaining that it will be adding some major features to the PC version of Borderlands 2, unlike the botched PC port of the original Borderlands. Some of these features are:

  • FOV slider
  • 100 percent mouse usable menus/mouse wheel scrolling
  • Remappable keybindings for keyboard/mouse
  • PC-specific UI
  • Native multiplayer matchmaking
  • 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

The first game in the series, Borderlands, was the world’s first role playing shooter, which meant it was in equal parts a role playing game and a first person shooter. The game also boasted of literally a bazillion guns, all with stats and looks so randomised that you could find a shotgun that shoots rockets. For the sequel, the general direction and style still stays the same, which means the game is still an RPS that offers four player co-op.

Borderlands 2 will be released for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC on September 18, 2012. The DLC add-on campaigns for the game will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network.

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