The highly anticipated Borderlands 3
is set to launch across Xbox One
, PlayStation 4
, and PC
on September 13. During the game's reveal from earlier in the year
noted that releasing on multiple platforms was essential and that its partnership with Epic Games
was a step in pursuing cross-platform play.
In interviews and posts Gearbox president Randy Pitchford mentioned that it was a feature that the team was actively looking into. And for a co-op shooter like Borderlands 3, being able to play with a group across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation would be quite momentous.
Ahead of a new Borderlands 3 reveal happening tonight Randy has taken to Twitter
to confirm that it isn't related to cross-play but that "we are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch". Adding that it plans to work with all parties to enable "cross-play on as many platforms as possible".
No doubt working with the relevant parties and platforms like the Epic Games Store, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network is the hold-up versus the technical implementation of the feature. According to developers, like Psyonix who created Rocket League - cross-play was a relatively easy thing to get going, and was a matter of being given the green light to 'flick the switch'. Something that was apparently the case with Epic's own Fortnite, with the green light seemingly being the go-ahead from Sony.
Here's hoping this is a feature that's added to Borderlands 3 sometime this year as opposed to later down the track. In other news, Borderlands 3 is having a reveal of sorts tonight - via YouTube