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Borderlands 3 cross-play planned for ‘as many platforms as possible’
Gearbox “committed” to delivering the feature, but it won’t be available at launch
Gearbox Software intends to add Borderlands 3 cross-play support post launch.
CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed the company’s intention to offer the feature “on as many platforms as possible” after the game’s release in response to speculation of an imminent cross-play reveal.
A YouTube video (below) set to go live at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST today asked players to tune in “for a celebration of togetherness”.
Whatever the studio’s set to reveal, Pitchford claimed on Twitter it’s not related to cross-play.
“Some folks may be speculating that this thing tomorrow may be about cross play,” he said on Monday. “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.
“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.”
Pitchford said in April Gearbox has a “very keen interest in cross-platform play” in relation to Borderlands 3, while a spokesperson for 2K said the publisher was looking “closely” at the feature.
The Borderlands 3 release date is September 13, 2019. On PC, the game will be available exclusively through the Epic Games store until April 2020.