Recently, speculation went wild after a tweet was released July 12 by Gearbox Software inviting fans to a celebration today July 16 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Many believed this was hinting toward the reveal of cross-platform play. Shortly after, these speculations were quickly shot down by the CEO of Gearbox Studios.“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,” he said. “We are committed to cross-play on as many platforms as possible.” Many were curious what the celebration would actually be. In the end, fans woke up to a newly released trailer that seems to celebrate the popular co-op experience Borderlands has to offer rather than cross-play. It may not be exactly what most were expecting, but it is certainly an entertaining and flashy piece of work.
The trailer starts off with Claptrap dancing and twirling as a loot crate opens nearby. As the viewer slips in “So Happy Together” begins to play and Moze, FL4K, Zane, and Amara, our four main vault hunters are dancing around while fighting baddies. The trailer is fun and witty and full of psychedelic visuals that are easy on the eyes. At the end of it all, the hunters are on a pillar surrounded by protruding loot boxes that begin to explode and release the billions of guns Borderlands promises to offer. This may have not been exactly what players were expecting, but it is a great way to get players hyped to enjoy a one of a kind co-op experience Borderlands provides to its players.
On a side note, the fact that cross-play will not happen at launch but could happen sometime later is good information for fans. With such a flashy exciting trailer, fans will be eagerly awaiting for the release of Borderlands 3 on September 13, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. On top of that, it’ll release on Google Stadia at a later date.