Boundless, the sandbox shared-world MMO which has been in Early Access on Steam since November of 2014, now has a concrete release date. The game will be launching on September 11 for both, PC and PS4, the developers have announced through a new video (which you can take a look at below).
The most notable piece of new information, though, is the fact that both the versions of the game will allow cross-platform play with one another. According to the developers of Boundless, the entire playerbase doing anything and everything in a single, shared game world is what gives their actions so much weight and meaning, and as such, having cross-play in the game was something they felt was necessary.
“Throughout its Early Access run, we’ve watched players flourish within Boundless’ evolving universe,” said James Austin, Wonderstruck Games’ director. “Now, with our full launch in September, we’re excited to see where they take the full game – especially given that PC and PS4 gamers will all be operating within the same space, crafting and creating with each other within the same worlds.”
Phil Elliot, who is the director of indie publishing at Square Enix (who will be handling the game’s PC release), chimed in as well. “For a game like Boundless, which relies on the community to create a constantly evolving universe, allowing every player, in every region, on every platform, to play together was always vital,” he said. “Because one of the really important, unique aspects of Boundless is that – whichever path you choose within the game, and whichever role you play – you do it in a single, unsharded universe in full view of the entire player-base. Which means that your actions have real meaning.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Sony has allowed a PlayStation 4 game to feature cross-play compatibility with that game’s PC version. Though their stance on allowing cross-play with Switch and Xbox has been nothing short of regressive, they have allowed cross-play with PC versions of games in the past, such as Rocket League, Fortnite (which allows cross-play with the game’s iOS version as well), and Final Fantasy 14.