Borderlands 3 has been in the headlines recently. Not long ago, they announced a new live stream event called “Celebration of Togetherness” that is scheduled for tomorrow. There have been some rumors running around that it might be an announcement related to cross-play capabilities for Borderlands 3. Today, Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford jumped into Twitter and cleared out the rumors. The bad news is that the stream is not going to be about cross-play. Although, it is most likely going to showcase the last class pending to be presented, the FL4K the Beastmaster, which is great. The good news is that Borderlands 3 is in fact going to have cross-play, just not at launch.
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.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) July 15, 2019
Borderlands has always been a blast to play with friends. It comes as surprise to no one that the gaming community is pushing for cross-play. The more, the merrier. Pitchford, later on, explained that even though cross-play is definitely happening, it is not going to be available at launch. He explained that Borderlands 3 cross-play is into the works with their partners and would be available on as many platforms as possible when practicable after launch. This means the wait might be a long one after Borderlands 3 hits the shelves, still, it is excellent news that Gearbox is looking to bring players from different platforms together.