Borderlands 2's development is done and finished. The team finalized the code and has shipped off the game to be finalized during the certification process, from then on it's on to shipping and manufacturing and then...that's right, it's prepped to go inside your DVD player and give you the time of your life with gungasms you've never experienced before.
The news comes courtesy of the official Gearboxity community website, where a small blog post lets the community know that Borderlands 2 is all prettied up for certification, saying...
This means that the game’s on-disc content has been locked down and will be thoroughly tested to ensure it is ready for release -– in other words, the game is finished and we cannot make any further changes to the game. As such, the team is now shifting their focus towards post-launch efforts, including the Mechromancer: the new character class that will be released as FREE downloadable content to members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club roughly 60 to 90 days after launch.
Well, so long as the DLC isn't finished BEFORE the game goes gold and isn't disc-locked away, it's all good. I also like how they want people to know that they're only working on the DLC after the main game is finished. It's important for gamers to know that the final product is actually final and isn't shipping with a ton of bugs, glitches and errors. There's nothing worse than knowing that devs are working on DLC before the main game is finished and working on DLC while the main game is broken.
Personally, I can't wait for Borderlands 2 but in some regards I'm kind of glad I have to wait because there are a few games I still have yet to finish. Regardless, the idea that the game is bigger, badder and has more guns than all the Mexican cartel's caches combined instantly makes Borderlands 2 one of the most anticipated and original shooters since...well, 2009's Borderlands.
You can look for Borderlands 2 to launch for home consoles and PC on September 21st. You can pre-order the game right now if you really, really, really want that Mechromancer DLC or feel free to learn more by paying a visit to the Official Website.