Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will have full crossplay at launch

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, the D&D-themed spin-off from the Borderlands franchise, will have full crossplay at launch. This means that PlayStation, Xbox and PC gamers can all team up for this latest co-op looter shooting adventure when it comes out on 25th March 2022.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took to Twitter to make the announcement, praising the work of the developers at Gearbox, game publisher 2K Games and the various platform holders for making this possible.

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He then dipped into some wild hyperbole, saying that they’ve done “impossible work” to make it happen and to try and make it easy to use. This despite, you know, there being plenty of games that have now shipped or been updated to have crossplay built into the networking – heck, Epic even turned it on accidentally for Fortnite – and to integrate the necessary systems for friends between platforms and to sync up.

It’s not even truly new for Gearbox Software, who added crossplay support to Borderlands 3 last year. That would work fine and would include PlayStation, were it not for Sony demanding additional fees to allow it.

Some of the behind the scenes machinations and agreements that have led to limited crossplay on PlayStation were revealed through the Epic vs. Apple lawsuit in mid-2021. In essence, Sony is only willing to allow a game to include crossplay if they are then compensated for any “lost” revenue from this, calculated from taking the overall revenues of a game and seeing if there’s significant disparity between player bases. This would land on 2K Games’ shoulders to pay, and seems to have been the sticking point for Borderlands 3 crossplay on PlayStation.

But enough about Borderlands, what about Wonderlands? The game takes the main idea from the Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragonkeep and blows it up into a full standalone game. We got to check it out a couple weeks ago with a preview, saying:

“Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands looks to strike fantasy gold for a second time, wrapping up the familiar action RPG looter-shooter of the Borderlands series in the ever-popular clothing of Dungeons & Dragons. A lot of the gameplay will be the same, albeit with additions that will increase the character building possibilities, but the game will hinge on its layered pastiche of Tiny Tina’s hyperactive dungeon mastering, and the D&D jokes and humours that’s built around.”

Read our full Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands preview here.

Source: Twitter

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