We originally brought you the story about how gamers in Eastern Europe and Russia felt a bit upset about some of the region-locking issues that came about in Borderlands 2. Essentially, gamers in Russia who were picking up their copies of Borderlands 2 digitally found themselves amidst a world of region-locking that left them isolated from online gameplay against, well, the entire rest of the world. Ouch. On top of that, the game was “locked” into the country, so leaving the area meant that online gameplay and features simply no longer functioned like they were supposed to. Double ouch. To top it off, there were some language and translation issues discovered, namely that countries in Eastern Europe who do not speak Russian were given language options of Russian or Russian, when they don’t speak Russian.
Understandably, the few that discovered these problems were a little upset and took to the internet to protest it. Instead of doing one of those worthless online petitions that people tend to do, they went to Reddit, the current “it” place to go to cause a stir online, and they did just that; caused a mighty stir. This stir led to a swift response from 2k games with promises that they’d look into it. According to 2k Games, this was a SNAFU by 1C Company, the company behind the Russian localization. They have swiftly responded to this issue and done so by providing gamers affected by this issue with the choice of the International version of the game, which features a choice of languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese) as well as being compatible with every other version of the game out there that isn’t the Russian version.
Gamers in Eastern Europe and Russia will now have a choice between the region locked-out Russian version or the International version. The Season Pass and all of the DLC will now work with both versions as well, so it looks like all is well in a cyberpunk, cell-shaded dystopian paradise.