Borderlands 3 cross-play is on its way, but won’t be included on PlayStation consoles.
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, took to Twitter to confirm this with “good news” and “bad news”.
~Randy Pitchford.Good news or bad news first. Good News: An update for Borderlands 3 has been prepared for release that includes full crossplay support across all platforms. Bad News: For certification, we have been required by the publisher to remove crossplay support for PlayStation consoles.
It’s unclear why cross-play was removed from PS4 and PS5. However, in the past, Sony has blocked cross-play in titles like Minecraft under the guise that the titles played better on PlayStation. Recently, Epic Games has said Sony requires some publishers to pay to implement cross-play in their titles.
This could mean that Sony has requested cross-play to be turned off on Borderlands 3, or that publisher 2K Games has declined paying Sony for the privilege.
Borderlands 3 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and Windows PC.