Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 3 will support PC cross-play between Steam and Epic Games Store. Moreover, PC gamers will be able to transfer save data between the Steam and Epic PC platforms.
Going into more details, Gearbox will be using the power of SHiFT Matchmaking in order to support PC cross-play.
As Gearbox noted:
“When launching Borderlands 3 for the first time on Steam, and on Epic after installing a new patch, you’ll be greeted by a “PC Cross-Play” screen and the option to enable or disable this feature.
Enabling PC Cross-Play lets you join game sessions with players on Steam or Epic Game Store through Matchmaking and Game Invites. Disabling this feature will restrict you to playing with other people on the same PC platform as you. You can choose to enable or disable this feature at any time via the Options menu, under the General section of the Network & Social menu.”
Regarding the save data transfer, PC gamers will have to do that manually. However, the team states that by doing so, you run the risk of potentially losing your save files. Thus, Gearbox suggests taking backups of your save data.
Borderlands 3 releases on Steam on March 13th!