Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox, talked about cross-play would be included in Borderlands 3. He was so adamant in the feature that he said it was a “prerequisite.” However, just because the CEO said something doesn’t mean things will happen.
As reported by Gamespot, a 2K representative stated that “Cross-play is something we’re looking at closely, but we don’t have anything to confirm or announce at this time.” This news comes out after the Microsoft Store pre-order page stated that cross-play was a feature. It has now been removed.
Cross-play between consoles and PC is a new luxury in the online game world. The most popular multiplayer games such as Minecraft, Fortnite, and Rocket League have the feature.Hopefully it can be included in Borderlands 3 in the near future as I would love to play with people of all consoles.
Gearbox just showcased Borderlands 3 at Pax East. While most of the announcements were just people talking about how excited they were to work on the game, the trailer showed a bunch of stuff.
As usual, there are 4 Vault Hunters you can play as in the game. While their names weren’t specified, you can see some of their abilities showcased.
- There’s a buff female Hunter who has the markings of a Siren and can apparently spawn six massive arms. We see her briefly summoning a giant arm later in the trailer and holding an enemy in a containment bubble.
- A younger female Hunter appears standing in front of a mech that she can apparently summon. Other players can apparently co-pilot.
- An older male Hunter apparently uses a gadget that will let him create a holographic version of himself. He may be a character from Tales of the Borderlands
- An android Beastmaster appears to fight alongside a variety of pets, including a Skag and Spiderant.
Some characters from their previous Borderlands titles will be returning. Brick, Lilith, Mordecai, (Borderlands) Maya, Ellie, Marcus, Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2), Rhys (Tales of the Borderlands) and other returning characters all make cameos.
The two antagonists may be called Troy and Tyreen according to GamesRadar. They could both be Sirens based on their tattoos and eye colours. This may not be true because Sirens have all be females according to the game lore.
The game’s announce date hasn’t been shown but Gearbox has stated they will release more information on April 3rd, the same day Borderlands Remastered is set to release.
I am excited for Borderlands 3. It’s one of my favorite co-operative shooters to play due to its colors, fun environment, and crazy gun types.