So if you planned to have a co-op party, regardless of platforms, at the game’s launch, it is not going to work, as Randy Pitchford, the head of Gearbox Software, has confirmed it…
„Some folks may be speculating that this thing tomorrow may be about cross-play. 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. 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,” Pitchford wrote on Twitter.
What’s this thing that Pitchford talked about? Borderlands’ Twitter account announced a „Celebration of Togetherness,” which will be revealed today, at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET/3 PM UK/4 PM CET time. If it’s going to be something interesting, we might come back to talk about it.
On April 1 (what a fitting day…), Pitchford wrote this: „For what it’s worth, 2K’s decisions aside, myself and the team at Gearbox have a very keen interest in cross-platform play. We believe multi-platform support is a pre-requisite and Epic’s leadership with cross-platform support is helpful to our interests there.”
Borderlands 3 will have a four-player coop, which explains why Gearbox wants to make the cross-platform play available as early as possible. The game will launch on September 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The PC port will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive title. There’s also a Google Stadia port coming at a later date, possibly in the Spring of 2020. It’s a shame that there will be no cross-play support at launch.
— Borderlands 3 (@Borderlands) July 12, 2019