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Borderlands 3 will get cross-play on PlayStation after apparent Sony U-turn
A reason for the change of policy was not given
Borderlands 3 is set to receive cross-play on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, in a U-turn from Sony‘s previous policy.
The update will arrive “in the future” according to publisher 2K, who didn’t elaborate on why the change was happening now, or why the game was originally blocked from having cross-play on Sony machines.
Borderlands 3, which is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox Series, Mac, Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 currently allows players from any non-PlayStation platform to play together.
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The change of policy is likely tied to the news that the upcoming Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will feature full crossplay on PlayStation consoles, as tweeted by Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford earlier this week:
“Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will ship on March 25 with full cross-play for all platforms at launch, including PlayStation,” Pitchford wrote. “Incredible work from the engineers at Gearbox Software with thanks to our partners at 2K Games and first parties, including Sony, for working together on this.”
He continued in a later tweet: “Please take it easy on us if there are hiccups. This is hard stuff and none of the platforms were designed for this. We’ve done impossible work to make it happen and to try to make it as easy to use as possible, but this is new territory and the wild is not a test environment.”
2K did not provide a release date for the update that will enable cross-play.
In our recent hands-on with Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, we said that the “Borderlands combat has never been better”.
“If you can put up with the humour that seems to be ripped right from a discount bin of HMV t-shirts from 2013, there’s some really fun and expansive combat to be found in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and we’re definitely more interested to check out the full experience.
“The main question is just how deep and varied the new magic system will be, and if Wonderlands can still provide those memorable boss fights and maintain the addictive drip-feed of loot.”