So, I hopped onto Steam last night to see what was new, and noticed something amazing in my list of Mac games for the service. Borderlands 2 is in the list of the Mac games on Steam. Woah!
It took me a minute to even register this fact, as I’m used to only seeing it on my gaming PC. In fact, that I own the game already on Steam is probably why I even see it on my Mac at all.
This is great news for all Mac gamers, of course. But the details are thin on the ground.
Kotaku posted an interview with Randy Pitchford, developer Gearbox’s CEO and the main man behind Borderlands 2. In the interview, he does say that there are plans to make a Mac port of the game.
When I clicked on the Install game button in the Borderlands 2 information screen in my Mac’s Steam client, it seemed to install an app onto my Mac. The app does nothing, of course, except reroute back to the Steam app and give an error message.
A poster on the Gearbox forums has an interesting theory, saying that the reason for the app-that-isn’t-actually-an-app may be there to allow access for beta testers.
Feral Interactive ported the original Borderlands game to Mac, but there’s no confirmation that it is working on the sequel as well.
We’ll have to wait for further information or confirmation from Valve or Gearbox. For now, though, we cna rest easy knowing that this fantastic first-person shooter cum RPG-loot-fest is headed our way.