Borderlands 2 taps into Steamworks

Gearbox Software teams with Valve for Steam achievements, DLC, auto-updating, matchmaking, and Steam Cloud support for new shooter.

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Gearbox Software's upcoming shooter Borderlands 2 will benefit from Valve's Steamworks features, publisher 2K Games announced today.

Borderlands 2 for PC will run with Steamworks.
Borderlands 2 for PC will run with Steamworks.

Retail and downloaded copies of Borderlands 2 will enjoy Steamworks features. These include Steam achievements, downloadable content, auto-updating, matchmaking, and Steam Cloud support.

Borderlands 2 is the sequel to 2009's lauded original stylized shooter. It is due out for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18 in North America, with an international release following on September 21.

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