Borderlands 3 is finally getting cross-play after PlayStation initially blocked the feature.
As reported by GameSpot, developer Gearbox announced at PAX East that cross-play would arrive this spring, meaning players on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC can all play together.
The studio revealed last year that full cross-play was ready for Borderlands 3 but it was told to pull the feature from PlayStation consoles.
Cross-play was available in Gearbox’s latest game, however, as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands included the feature from the moment it launched last month, allowing up to four players to play online together regardless of platform.
Sony has been historically resistant to letting its players join those on its competitors’ platforms but titanic titles like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Rocket League have helped push cross-play into the norm.
Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida had previously commented that “our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play”, which caused significant backlash amongst players on all platforms.
A few years on in 2022 and multiple games support cross-play, including Rainbow Six Extraction, MLB The Show, and Overwatch. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan made the turnarond clear, saying last June that the publisher supports and encourages the feature.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said: “Borderlands 3 sticks to its guns and outdoes itself with an amazing arsenal of weapons, humour, and missions.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
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