A big question that many video game fans ask each time a new title comes out is if they work on multiple platforms. Borderlands 3 is no different. The title relies heavily on players working together to defeat massive enemies and battle waves of baddies with a wide array of different weapons and character types. Being able to play with your friends who own a PlayStation 4 while you're using an Xbox One is a big deal. Can you do it?
Is Borderlands 3 a cross-platform title?
Gamers were asking this question when Borderlands 3 first became a thing. While there was huge controversy over Borderlands 3 being an Epic Games Store exclusive, many were still wondering if they could play with friends across different platforms.
However, the sad news is right now: at the launch of the game, there is no cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and neither of them can connect to those who play from from a PC. For some, it is extremely disappointing to learn. This news may have made your time with the title a little less exciting than when you first pre-ordered the game. Although Randy Pitchford, president and CEO of Gearbox Software, brought some hope back in July. Here is his tweet:
Some may think tomorrow will be a question of cross-play. Tomorrow's future is great, but not on crossplay. But, good news: we are committed to supporting Borderlands 3 crossplay with our partners as soon as possible after launch. #speak later https://t.co/XtUzrBpySP
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) July 15, 2019
Pitchford kicked this off in mid-July and there wasn't much acknowledgment after that conversation. However, if Pitchford stands by that statement, that means it's up to the products and those using the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to accept it. Many articles have reported on Microsoft's desire to promote cross-play, but sometimes Sony doesn't want to do anything about it. It took them forever Rocket League cross-play and the same for Fortnite. Borderlands 3 might be another project the community needs to push to have if they want to hear from Sony.
For now, that might come in the future. If so, we don't have a specific timeline for when we can expect it.
Borderlands 3 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Epic Games Story. You can play Borderlands 3 online with friends, or those on console can play couch Co-Op with another friend.