Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford announced this week on Twitter that Borderlands 3 will get cross-play support. Just not at the time of launch.
“We are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch.”
“To be clear, there will not be any cross-play functionality in Borderlands 3 at launch, as we work closely with our partners to create a positive cross-play experience as soon as practicable. We are committed to cross-play on as many platforms as possible.”
Borderlands 3 is coming out on September 13. It will be released on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The PC version will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Pitchford did not indicate which platforms would participate in cross-play. Platform-to-platform coop will probably first be available between PC and Xbox. Sony might be less willing to enable the feature. Then again, the Japanese tech giant allowed cross-play for Fortnite even though getting PlayStation to agree required “an effort in international diplomacy” on the part of Epic’s Tim Sweeney.
Do you think cross-play will become the standard across all platforms at some point?