Borderlands 3 won't be cross-play on PlayStation

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Gearbox's CEO Randy Pitchford has announced that PlayStation gamers will not be able to access cross-play functionality for Borderlands 3.

So, while gamers on PC and on Xbox will be able to play with one another, PlayStation gamers will be left to hoard and share loot with other PlayStation-bound players. A little bit of a shame considering the game is built around four-person co-op, so limiting the number of ways you can fill your four-person team seems like a hindrance. Ultimately, though, you can still have a blast without a squad of real-world idiots from other systems screaming about how The Rampager looks like a turtle, dragon, and a half-smashed coconut had a baby.

The Borderlands situation might be a consequence of the other news that Sony charges companies a handsome fee to publishers for using cross-play on their services, even if Randy Pitchford says that the Borderlands 3 limitation is a result of the certification process. Not necessarily the most player-friendly move on Sony's part, but one that makes business sense considering the amount of money that the PlayStation division is raking in on games like Fortnite. Even if this isn't the specific reason, Sony appear to be once again delaying players from playing with their mates on the other platforms.

In other news, Randy Pitchford re-tweeted a video of Ariana Greenblatt — the actress playing Tiny Tina in the Borderlands movie — riding around a concrete backlot of the movie set on a scooter. Did anyone else forget this movie existed?


So, what do you think of the cross-play news? Is cross-play being introduced too late in the day for you to be all that bothered? Or were you eagerly anticipating hopping back in with other buddies? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.