author: Hubert Sledziewski
Sony Rejected Cross-play in Borderlands 3 on PS4 and PS5
The next update for Borderlands 3 will add cross-play support for users of all platforms except PS4 and PS5. The decision was made by Sony.
Gearbox Software, the developers of Borderlands 3, decided to answer fan expectations and introduce the cross-play feature to the game so that users of all platforms can participate in the fun together. Unfortunately, Sony has decided that the owners of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will not be given this opportunity.
The news was announced on the Twitter account of Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox. His post reads:
"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."
The decision of the Japanese company may be surprising and will certainly reverberate negatively among gamers. On the other hand, recently we learned that Sony required developers to pay extra money for the ability to implement cross-play features on the PS4. The amount was to depend on how many people were currently playing the title and the amount of money flowing into the company's coffers as a result. So maybe its representatives thought that the community gathered around Borderlands 3 on PS4 and PS5 is too small, making the move unprofitable? The only thing that's not surprising here is that Gearbox Software agreed to Sony's demand. After all, without a proper certification, his game could be removed from the PlayStation Store.
At the moment we do not yet know when exactly the patch introducing the cross-play feature will be available. Borderlands 3 was released on PC, PS4, PS5, XONE and XSX|S. The game sold well and was highly rated. Recently, we also learned that the next installment of the series is already in development.
- Borderlands 3 - official website
- Review of Borderlands 3 – Space Never Changes
- Borderlands 3 - game guide