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Borderlands coming to PS Plus users for free

Sonyannounced (opens in new tab)a partnership with Gearbox Software today that will bring the originalBorderlands (opens in new tab)to PlayStation Plus subscribers free of charge (other than, y'know, the price of PlayStation Plus.)

Borderlands will be coming to the Instant Game Collection feature which will allow subscribers to download the game instantly. The promotion is being timed to coincide with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated sequel, Borderlands 2 (opens in new tab) which will be arriving next month on September 18, 2012.

The free-Borderlands deal will be unlocked for PS Plus users on September 4, so make sure to clear some space on that hard drive. The only thing we're not too sure about is how many PS Plus players still haven't played Borderlands three years after release. Then again, PS Plus players tend to be the social mavens of the gaming world, shapers of conversation. So even if it just inspires some players to play through it again, it'll likely be worth it for Gearbox.

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.