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Borderlands 3 will not have cross-play at launch

 

Randy Pitchford has said that Gearbox is "very keen" on supporting cross-platform play in Borderlands 3, while publisher 2K Games has been somewhat more 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 situation 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. Several respondents took the message to mean that cross-play confirmation is on the way, and understandably so. Cross-play is literally the process of bringing disparate platforms together, right? Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best offers right now! body . hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}. _hawk.

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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. "So what will the announcement be about? I honestly have no idea. Something related to multiplayer remains the obvious guess, so maybe we'll be getting a look at some new modes or… something. Feel free to speculate in the comments, or just tune in to YouTube at the appointed hour—that's 7 am PT/10 am ET—tomorrow to find out what's happening.

Borderlands 3 comes out on September 13.

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