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Borderlands 3 Will Not Come With Cross-Play at Release

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Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that Gearbox is “very keen” on providing cross-platform play in Borderlands 3, while publisher 2K Games has been circumspect about it: “Cross-play is something we’re looking at closely, but we don’t have anything to confirm or announce at this time,” a rep said in April.

That circumstances looked like it was about to change when a tweet on the official Borderlands Twitter account invited followers to “a celebration of togetherness” at 7 am PT/10 am ET on July 16. Many respondents took the message to mean that cross-play support is on the way, and naturally so. Cross-play is actually the process of bringing different platforms together, correct?

The announcement is not about this, and in fact, Pitchford has finally verified that Borderlands 3 cross-play will not be supported at release.

“Some folks may be speculating that this thing tomorrow maybe about cross-play. Tomorrow’s thing is awesome but *not* about cross-play. But, Good News: We are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch,” he tweeted.

“To be clear, there will not be any cross-play functionality in Borderlands 3 at launch as we work closely with our partners to create a positive cross-play experience as soon as practicable. We are committed to cross-play on as many platforms as possible.”

You are asking so what will the announcement be about? I honestly don’t know. Something related to multiplayer continues the obvious guess, so maybe we’ll be getting a look at some new modes of the game or something related to that. Borderlands 3 will get a release on September 13.

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