Todays new Borderlands 3 reveal is not about cross-play, but developer Gearbox claims they are still committed to the feature.
Borderlands 3 is not going to usher in a new age of cross-play as standard, despite Gearbox implying they would champion the feature.
Many fans had begun to assume that todays A celebration of togetherness reveal would be all about cross-play, but its now been revealed thats not the case.
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford confirmed the fact on Twitter but insisted that, We are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch.
Some folks may be speculating that this thing tomorrow may be about cross play. Tomorrows 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
What todays reveal – which takes place a 3pm BST – is actually about remains a mystery, but the implication is its a new feature of some kind and that the togetherness refers to a specific feature and not co-op in general.
Although cross-play is supported in multiplayer titles like Fortnite and Rocket League its still not common in most games from major publishers, with the stumbling block using proving to be Sony.