Borderlands 2 will have no required installation on PS3

  • Posted July 13th, 2012 at 08:03 EDT by Kyle Prahl

 If there's one thing that PlayStation 3 gamers don't enjoy, it's the mandatory installation tied to many of our favorite games. The upside is generally reduced load times and better performance, but the window of waiting is still a right pain.

Enter Borderlands 2, Gearbox Software's sequel to the FPS/RPG hybrid that rocked the industry with intense co-op action and a gun-crazed lootfest back in 2009. We can't wait for Borderlands 2 to hit shelves and deliver more of the goods on September 18, and we're quite happy to report that the game will have no required installation on PS3. At a recent press event, Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that PS3 gamers will be able to simply pop the disc in and play, although no comment was given on whether an installation would be optional for the purposes of improving load times and/or performance.

Check out our hands-on impressions of the enigmatic assassin Zer0, and let us know what you'd like to hear about Borderlands 2 in the comments below.

Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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