Gearbox Software developers have prepared a new update for Borderlands 3 capable of adding cross-play functionality across all platforms. This was announced by Randy Pitchford, who however specified how a problem arose in the case of PlayStation platforms.
Apparently Sony has made an explicit request to remove the cross-play of Borderlands 3 on PS4 and PS5, and Gearbox will therefore limit itself to enabling the feature, long requested by fans, only on PC, Xbox and Google Stadia.
“Good news first, or bad news?”, Pitchford began on his Twitter profile. “First the good: An update for Borderlands 3 has been prepared for release and includes full cross-play support for all platforms. Now the bad: To get certified, we received a request from the publisher to remove cross-play. from PlayStation platforms “.
Starting from the striking case of Fortnite, it seemed that Sony was now more open to the interaction between the communities of the different platforms dedicated to gaming, however there are still situations in which the Japanese giant still opposes this possibility. A document that emerged during the recent clash in court between Apple and Epic revealed how the PlayStation company requires royalties from developers and publishers to enable cross-play on its consoles, this to compensate for the potential less sales on the software side.
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.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 27, 2021