‘Borderlands 3’ finally adds cross-play support for PlayStation consoles
Three years after the release of Gearbox Borderlands 3the game is finally getting cross-play with PlayStation consoles.
The latest version of Gearbox, The wonders of Tiny Tina, arrived with crossplay that supports all platforms, including PlayStation. So it’s no surprise that the company’s previous title will soon receive the same support.
When Borderlands 3 was released in 2019, it supported cross-play for all platforms it was released on except Sony’s PlayStation consoles. This decision seems to have been made on Sony’s side, but now that is changing.
During Gearbox’s keynote at PAX East, it was announced that Borderlands 3 crossplay for PlayStation consoles is reportedly coming this spring.
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While many titles feature cross-play between PlayStation and other consoles, it appears Sony was charging the developers for this feature. During the Epic vs Apple lawsuit last year, documents revealed that Sony charged developers based on a game‘s popularity on the PlayStation Network and calculated costs to make up for potential lost revenue.
However, now that The wonders of Tiny Tina and Borderlands 3 both support PlayStation crossplay, it looks like either a new deal has been worked out or Sony has dropped the charges to allow crossplay on their platforms.
Gearbox recently announced the release of a new narrative adventure game set in the Borderlands universe. It will be a sequel to Telltale’s Tales from the Borders, released in 2014. The sequel will be developed in the same style as the Telltale original. However, Telltale themselves will not be involved in the project.
The game is slated for release in 2022 and will feature new characters and stories, suggesting it won’t be a direct sequel to a game from the Borderlands franchise.
In other news, Project Q is a new third-person shooter from Ubisoft, which has been revealed after several leaks.