Borderlands 3 will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors with its focus on co-op gameplay. But the modern push for all platforms to play nice together won’t be reaching Gearbox’s shooter in time for launch, according to a new statement from studio president Randy Pitchford.
Back in April, Pitchford tweeted that his team has “a very keen interest in cross-platform play.” But a new tweet from Pitchford confirms that interest wasn’t quite enough to get the feature into Borderlands 3 for launch.
Some folks may be speculating that this thing tomorrow may be about cross play. Tomorrow’s thing is awesome, but *not* about cross-play. But, Good News: We are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch. #talklater https://t.co/XtUzrBpySP
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) July 15, 2019
A representative from Borderlands publisher 2K was able to confirm this information to Polygon, putting a further nail into the coffin of cross-platform play in Borderlands 3 at launch, while reiterating the team’s commitment to support cross-play at some point afterward.
It’s a shame, given the recent push for games like Fortnite, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and Minecraft, all of which offer multiplayer across platforms. We’ll have to wait and see whether Borderlands 3 is able to follow suit after release.
Borderlands 3 is scheduled for release on Sept. 13 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.