Cross-play will appear at some point in Borderlands 3, as well as PS4 or PS5.
This is what 2K Games says, according to Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford. Borderlands 3 The team will remove PlayStation cross-play support.
Obviously, it has something to do with certification purposes, according to Pitchford.
This means that cross-play will only be available on other platforms where Borderlands 3 is available.
Pitchford provided no further details.
Good news or bad news first? Good news: The Borderlands 3 update is ready for release. This includes full cross-play support on all platforms. Bad News: The publisher has requested that we remove cross-play support for the PlayStation console for certification.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 27, 2021
In this case, it doesn’t seem to be what Sony is doing at this point, at least in light of what Pitchford said. Cross-play is one of the things Sony wasn’t very keen on, initially blocking the ability of PlayStation owners to play games with others on other platforms.
Sony eventually allowed cross-play, after which many multiplayer games with this feature were released on all platforms, including the PlayStation.
But, polygon Please note that Sony may charge companies for the opportunity to feature cross-play on their systems. This is due to a court document in the Epic vs Apple proceedings suggesting that Epic Games has paid Sony the privilege of bringing cross-play to Fortnite. If Sony actually charges companies for cross-play, they may have decided that they don’t want to pay 2K.
But given that Pitchedford didn’t go into the details of the situation, that’s just speculation at this point.
This game is currently available on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.