PC Version of Borderlands Delayed

First Arkham Asylum, now Borderlands?  It seems that releasing PC games some time after their home console counterparts is the norm now, so why not do it for yet another highly anticipated game?  Games that achieved tons of praise such as the Grand Theft Auto games and most recently Batman: Arkham Asylum were all released for the PC quite some time after their initial release dates.  While the date was pushed back for the Dark Knight’s latest outing due to the developers trying to take full advantage of the medium’s technology, it isn’t all too clear why Borderlands is being pushed back.

The North American launch of the game is scheduled for October 20, while the PAL version will hit store shelves October 23.  Well, at least that’s the case with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.  PC loyalists will have to wait an additional six days (seven for the PAL version) for the upcoming RPG/FPS title.  2K Games representatives did not give any insight as to why exactly the desktop version of the game is being pushed back for a grand total of one week.  It may just be one of those trivial things that game developers do.

Sorry guys.  You're going to have to wait a while to see this.  Unless of course you have a PS3 or Xbox 360.
Sorry guys. You're going to have to wait a while to see this. Unless of course you have a PS3 or Xbox 360.

This wouldn’t be the first time the game was delayed.  Originally slated for a 2008 launch, the game would later be pushed back until 2009.  In that time, the game has seen some big graphical changes.  With no reasoning behind this latest delay, it seems that PC enthusiasts will have to wait about a week to start running and gunning whilst simultaneously leveling up.  Borderlands will be released on the PC on October 23 in North America, with the PAL version coming out October 27.

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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  1. Correction: It seems pointless to delay a game for such a short amount of time if no changes are going to be made to the engine or game mechanics.

  2. To tweak bugs perhaps? I sure hope we get a finished product. Not just another half baked cupcake. But i’m getting this, definitely. And i hope there’s always a Lilith player in my party. 🙂

  3. Yeah, the game looks solid. The whole leveling up thing is one of the game’s main draws for me. I love me some RPG elements!

  4. Joar, you’re a bit too obsessed with that “Lilith” character, it’s scaring me a bit. 😉

    They could of held it back to tweak bugs, or maybe to get the name heard a bit more, just in case the name was starting to get a bit foggy.

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