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Borderlands update paves way for Steamworks

Borderlands is the latest title to be saved from the Gamespy shutdown as a new update removes the title's SecuROM DRM and paves the way for Steam Works integration. Right now Borderlands is a multiplayer-less game but co-op will soon be making a return for those who still play.

The Gamespy shutdown has affected a lot of titles but some publishers have been working hard to save select titles and keep multiplayer alive. In addition to stripping Borderlands and its DLC of DRM, the Steam update also adds in a granting tool, which will turn disc based retail versions of the game in to Steam versions.


While multiplayer hasn't been re-incorporated in to the game just yet, the game's main menu has a news section, keeping users informed of upcoming changes and keeping track of the title's transition to Steam Works.

Here's the full list of changes included in the update:

  • Removed SecuRom from the title and all DLC
  • Added a “Granting Tool” In the steam “Tools” section that turns a retail disc into a Steam version of Borderlands
  • “News Ticker” added to the main menu to give you updates on the Multiplayer restoration updates.
  • Imported SecuRom DLC keys into Steam, so if you bought DLC outside of Steam, activate it within Steam and get your matching content.

We don't know exactly when Borderlands multiplayer will finally return but it will. Hopefully it won't take too long.

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KitGuru Says: Borderlands is still a popular game so it makes sense that 2K wants to continuously support its multiplayer component. Do any of you guys still play the original Borderlands? Are you glad that 2K is transitioning the multiplayer to Steam Works? 

Source: Steam Community

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