'Borderlands 2' gets region locked in Russia

If you happened to purchase Gearbox Studios latest sequel Borderlands 2 in Russia, you'll probably be saddened...and a bit angered by the fact that the game has been region locked to those of you in the former USSR, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Estonia.

Publisher 2K nor Gearbox gave any word that the game would be region locked, forcing angered gamers in those regions to take to Reddit in protest.

Here are list of problems some are encountering:

“These potential players are unable to pre-load Borderlands 2 and it is unclear if the game will support multiple languages, or if it will only be in Russian. Since many people in countries outside of Russia don’t speak Russian, this further complicates the issue. DLC may not work on the RU version of Borderlands 2, as those who pre-ordered the Season Pass are unable to activate it. Players paid full price for the game.”
However, 2K took no time in responding to the unfortunate situation, saying;
“2K Games and 1C are aware that digital distribution pages for the Russian, CIS and Baltic states versions of Borderlands 2 contained incorrect information regarding the language and cross territory compatibility support. We apologize that this information was incorrect during the pre-sale and pre-order period for these territories. We are working with our partners to update those pages, and offer any customers who pre-ordered or pre-purchased the game the opportunity to cancel their order and receive a refund.”

“Additionally, we are working with our product development teams to investigate potential support for additional languages and options for our customers in these territories. While this was and is not possible for launch, we will provide an update this week on our progress.”
Bumsville...or should I say, лентяй.

Via Joystiq