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Multiplayer comes back to Borderlands on PS3

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Gearbox Software is restoring multiplayer services for the PlayStation 3 version of the original Borderlands, the developer announced today. A new update for the 2009 game will enable a new matchmaking system for players in North America and Europe.

Borderlands' multiplayer component was taken offline last year with the closure of GameSpy Technologies, a change that impacted a number of online games published by 2K Games. An update released last summer restored multiplayer functions for the PC version of Borderlands, but the PS3 version remained offline.

Today's update to Borderlands on PS3 brings with it a few other changes. Players can now sort friends alphabetically, by who is online and who is actively playing Borderlands. Gearbox, and developer 22nd Century Toys, are also bringing improvements to voice chat and a fix for the "And They'll Tell Two Friends" PlayStation Trophy.

An update for players in Japan is coming soon, Gearbox says.

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