If you were hoping to play Borderlands 3 with a buddy on a platform different to yours, you’re out of luck — at least for now. Gearbox has confirmed that the game won’t support cross-play at launch.
In a pair of tweets on the matter, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford confirmed that Borderlands 3 won’t have any cross-play functionality when it launches on September 13.
Fortunately, he also adds that they are “[working] closely with our partners to create a positive cross-play experience as soon as practicable” and that the developer is “committed to cross-play on as many platforms as possible.”
So, while cross-play won’t be possible at launch, you will hopefully be able to team up with friends for some cross-platform mayhem at a later date. It’s typically Sony who are hesitant to play ball when it comes to cross-play, so we’ll have to wait and see if the PS4 will be joining the party.
Borderlands 3 has been a recurring source of controversy in recent months. From rehiring a voice actor accused of sexual assault to abruptly recasting prominent characters like Rhys and Claptrap, not to mention yet another drama-filled Epic Games Store exclusivity deal, the game has already garnered some measure of infamy for itself.
Borderlands 3 launches on September 13 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC via the Epic Games Store.